“Essence”

 

Anais Nin once observed that one of the differences between men and women is that women leave one with a resonance or essence. A wisp of something left in their absence. Like the last note of a song hanging in the air.

 

With this series of photographic images I'm rendering the figures a part of that intoxicating wisp.

 

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT MICHAEL COAKES AND MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION