“At age 75, I posed in lingerie with the extraordinary photographer Perry Gallagher. It was my second time in fancy underwear in front of Perry’s camera — the first time was at age 72. I wanted to affirm that as we age, our bodies change, but we are no less beautiful if we have that zesty inner sensuality and confidence. ¬†Perry’s skillful eye and his genuine appreciation of all bodies as sexy and wonderful made the whole experience joyful, and the final photos are gorgeous beyond my dreams.

What was it like to work with Perry? A ton of fun. Perry is a true professional. He knew how to put me at ease with his humor and his appreciation of the female body whatever its shape, size, or age. He gives me instructions — where to turn, where to look, how to arrange various body parts. The whole time, he clicked away.

Perry Gallagher is a visionary, and I’m proud and honored to be part of his vision. Being photographed by him was a truly empowering experience that I’ll take with me anytime I fret about a new wrinkle or thigh puff.”

~ Joan