We met on the beach. Through unforeseen circumstances, this shoot almost didn't happen. But I received the message that she would be on the dock to meet me shortly. When we met I was struck my her look; half Betty Page and half Malaria. We had no intention of shooting with purpose; it was strictly for fun. But somehow, this series of images was the result of honest and bare photography and modeling.
Cypress Bates is a true and talented model, with an otherwordly personality. You can make your assumptions about a person based on appearance alone, but few people exist in this world as pure and wonderful as Cypress.
To see more of her work, visit her on instagram @CypressBates.