At 30 weeks pregnant, I have just had the 2nd of my three sittings with Manisha Lee. I asked Manisha to document, in her very special way, the growing creation in my belly. The first sitting was just before the 3 month mark, when Manisha came with several of her own ideas about how to best capture that (relatively) small bump, but was also open to and encouraging of the flavour that I wanted to add. I continue to be extremely impressed with both Manisha’s artistic talent and her ability to make me feel comfortably beautiful and capture my curves in a way that no camera ever could. I look forward to the finalsitting, and to the final triptych!
I wanted to give my husband something special for his birthday and knowing how much he likes my bottom, I decided to give it to him… in the form of a sketch. Having seen Manisha’s self portraits I knew that she would do a great job and had no hesitation in commissioning her for this special gift. During the sitting Manisha made me feel very comfortable and we moved through a few different poses until we found one that we were happy with and that worked for a sketch. The experience of posing for an artist was quite exhilarating and I was thrilled with the result, as was my husband – he loves looking at ‘his’ bottom on the wall of our bedroom.N. Anderson
Manisha produced an amazing finished product which I am proud to have hanging in my home. More than anything though, I got so much out of the process from start to finish. I felt 100% comfortable and liberated. Manisha made the entire process enjoyable and lots of fun. She is extremely talented and has an innate ability to capture you the way you would like to be documented. An experience I will definitely remember for years to come.A. Kostovski
Thank you so much for today. The drawings are beautiful – I really love them. And after you left I did feel euphoric!J. Bailey