Helene Panda for '(not) Naked with Masks' by Ben Hopper
I met Helene Atsuko in my early London days through photographing for fetish, burlesque and cabaret clubs.
Helene was a professional fetish and latex model, and for this shoot, we used her own custom-made inflatable latex panda mask.
The photograph was taken in the back garden of the first place I moved into while living in the UK; a shared apartment house with 3 other flatmates in North West London.
The final photograph that ended up as part of 'Naked with Masks' was photographed at the exact same spot, 10 minutes later.
June 5, 2010. Brondesbury Park, London, UK.