No doubts. I mean - Abbey Lee is great, indeed. But what about innocence... What do you mean - traditional religious point of view? What's better - to look innocent or to be innocent? that's too complex question for short comments
Stasie looks NATURAL; that's my point: I work with non-prof models, so-called "next-door-girls". I love reality, I hate fake. I know these yong girls, btw, I am a father of 23-year daughter. I do know their problems and so on.
BTW, Saint Mary Egyptian doesn't look innocent too [if you're catholic, you know her, she's our common saint with us, orthodox], haha!
( sorry for my english) I would say innocence for the physik, not a young girl, not a chretian woman, not a fake young girl, just someone who can look innocent in his glance (i don't know if it is the exactly word)
I think some people can make feel something special, and other no.
And, even if im not a photographer, i think its important the subject can make feel something for the reader of the picture.
I would just say this person hasn't this special feeling.
It seems to me I understand you [English is not my native language too, but anyway!].
As a designer and photographer I want to know - what I does have to depict? Sweet dreams about nothing or impossible? "Fuck off real life, I don't like it, I don't want it, I am so cool that I'll create my own world" etc... HAHA! Yes, there are innocent, superb, superbeautiful faces on the billboards with ad of world brands on the streets and 17-year prostitutes under them. You live with mammy and daddy and have no problems? I'm happy for you! What about other world?
It's not what i would say. The world is like that, they show beautiful pictures, they show us what we want watch; anyway i don't like theses perfect pictures and this perfect photos retouched by photoshop for a better result. I love Dali's creations not because they're beautiful but because it's make me feel something special, like a message . And for me a model it's not a perfect personne , pretty girl with big boobs or something like that, no, for me a good model is someone who's abble to be expressive, graceful. Not particulary thin or blonde personn. Sorry if theses critics aren't accept, it's just what i think to this .