At her light-filled South Philadelphia studio, she has larger-than-life blow-ups of her photos — never the face, but close-ups of different areas — shaped into 3D forms that accentuate a torso with a fold of skin, a pelvis with strands of short gray hair, the sag of a knee, a wrinkled belly that looks like the swirls of an ancient tree trunk. We could get to know each other a little bit. Search Search Search Search icon. She spent a decade in Florida as part of a Sufi community that explored Islamic mysticism. In younger women, the skin is taut. Advertise Contact Us Permissions. Soon after, Hellebrand set up shop in London, working with well-known photojournalist Bill Brandt, and three years later, she snagged a one-person show at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery.
Soon after, Hellebrand set up shop in London, working with well-known photojournalist Bill Brandt, and three years later, she snagged a one-person show at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery.
Photographer takes pictures of naked - and beautiful - older women
Opinion Blogs Columnists Letters. She posed this year for the project and allowed she had some trepidation, but when it came time to slip out of her robe, it was no big deal. In a few minutes, she will pose for photographer and artist Nancy Hellebrand — completely naked. She had two children, divorced, remarried. Advertise Contact Us Permissions.