Nude woman and fire image photographed by Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography studio in Calgary. Mark is world renowned for his female nudes, boudoir and glamour photography.

Now is that a title or what?  It’s my latest book title. There really will be fierce women eating fire naked in it. Let me tell you about it.

The last piece of my concept came together when Cyan, a master fire artist, came on board. She will be teaching each woman in the book how to eat fire. She is amazing.

The concept is to create images and inspirational stories of 20 women. As you can guess by the title, each woman’s story will start with an image of her eating fire. Followed with their inspirational story, then a collection of images.

Now I have “eaten” fire – walked on it, too. Like most things that give you power, it’s not as terrifying as it appears, but it is still very cool and exciting to do.  Plus it’s great fun to watch people’s faces as you tell about doing it!

I think it will make for a compelling hook to my book. But it’s not really about me, it’s going to be about the fierce women. It’s often not realized, but we all have our moments, our battles and our triumphs.

In many ways that is what social media reveals about us: the rich stories we share.

Following the story will be a collection my images of them.  Revealing images on several layers. It will be a bold step for each woman.

The women who have signed on for the project so far are very excited about it. Now that I have my fire master, Cyan, I can focus on finding the rest.

The plan is to launch and finance it through a Kickstarter type group funding.

Something totally unexpected came out of my conversations with Cyan. Fire Sessions, an Elemental series. The fire part is to have a session where the final images have flames all around the subject. It’s safe but exciting with a stunning photographic result; a very rare image.

I will keep you updated about the Fierce Women Eat Fire Naked project.

So, what do you think? Is this exciting, a book you would find interesting to see or even be in? Let me know.

Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.