Suhana Khan is not a child, comments on 'sexualising a kid' for photoshoot are ridiculous: Errikos Andreou
Errikos said that the sexiness that came out from Suhana in the pictures were all natural, and for him, it was like seeing a young woman having fun entering adulthood.
Ever since the pictures released, people on social media have been slamming the magazine as well as the photographer for 'sexualizing a kid'. Errikos Andreou, the photographer who shot Suhana for the the magazine cover has finally responded to the allegations.
Errikos said that the sexiness that came out from Suhana in the pictures were all natural. "When I saw her, I saw a very beautiful, fresh kid and it was this freshness and innocence that I wanted to capture. But then once she started posing in front of the camera, I realised that this is not a child – this is actually a woman. A young woman who celebrates both her youth and her womanhood. In some pictures, she looks innocent, in some pictures she looks sexy. But the sexiness that comes out is not a forced thing. It was a very natural thing," the photographer reportedly said to a news website.
"This is who she is. Yesterday, as I was flicking through twitter I read a comment saying, 'Stop sexualizing kids!' And it had me thinking if that's what we did? As I remember Suhana on that shoot, this came out so naturally. She was just having fun entering her adulthood. And this is what it was all about and this is what I wanted to show," he added.
To the allegations that the pictures were heavily photoshopped, Errikos responded by saying that such comments are very negative as well as ridiculous. "People have been sending me comments about Suhana and how fake she looks. I think they are ridiculous, they don't even know what the original was and what the post was. You've probably seen pictures of her online, because you googled her and because the light falls on them in a specific way," Errikos said.
"I mean don't forget, when we are doing a fashion shoot we are sort of aiming for the best light possible. On the other hand, I'll be honest, when you are photographing with these cameras that are so unforgiving, they grab every single detail. So of course, I am going to retouch the spots and the zits and try to make it more appealing," he added.