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Andrea N. Mejía, is a 28-year-old photographer from Ecuador, currently based in Lima, Perú. She enjoys working with people who have something to say, people who besides their physical beauty can scream with every part of their bodies making each photograph their own form of protest.

How did the idea for the series come about?

For this particular series I wanted to use daylight. Andrea, the model for this session, has beautiful daylight spots in her home. Lima is known for being grey most of the year; however, this time we had some wonderful light.

“The female body is powerful, but attitude and background behind those bodies is what really gives them power.“

Can we photograph the female body in a more powerful way?

In my family, I have always been surrounded by strong women; same as the women I photograph. The female body is powerful, but attitude and background behind those bodies is what really gives them power.

How would you define beauty?

Attitude.

What inspires you and what makes you happy?

I find inspiration in many things, such as places, people, music, films, other photographers. Lima is a greatly diverse city, filled with detail. It has opened my eye and soul to new things. My dog makes me happy, food makes me happy and so does my partner in-crime.

Film or digital?

I’ve completely fallen in love with film photography, I feel that it gives me something unique and makes me feel different things, but I can’t left digital photography behind. It always depends on what I want to achieve at a particular moment.

Lastly, what’s next for you?

I am about to move to France, at least for a while, and hope to discover new things over there and see what direction I want to take in regards of photography.