Artist, Educator, Curator


M O (U) R N I N G



This series is motivated by my own personal history and by the history of female representations in art, religion, and popular media. For Mo(u)rning, aspiring models are documented in the nightwear they slept in, at sunrise, in landscapes near their homes. While photographing this series, I take a praise-like stance and allow the natural discrepancies of the changing morning light to adjust with each image. A shallow depth of field is utilized to blur the landscape behind the Venus-idol figure and denote importance onto her. The women are asked to procure an honest intimacy with the photographer, and in consequence, they also do so with the viewer.  An alienated relationship with a mother figure in the my own life combined with an oversaturation of the idolized female in the media led me to these photographic studies