in college I learned the digital process alongside the darkroom magic. It wasn’t long before I abandoned digital and focused intensely on analog film. I began heavily photographing 35mm negative film with my mother’s pentax k1000. It was given as a gift from my father, used as she pursued a fine art degree in Boston. It’s quite special. Now with a small family of 35mm cameras, I am slowly transitioning my mother’s pentax into retirement.
Feeling complete freedom in letting film be film, I control as little of the process as possible. In doing so, I have come to love everything about its character. Within that freedom I carefully choose the women I photograph, the clothes they wear and the environment they experience. From there I document the interaction and relationship that unfolds between the woman, the clothes and the backdrop. These photographs are then thoughtfully arranged in sets, each set telling an entirely unique narrative. Intentionally incomplete, impossible to recreate, these photographs hold mystery of those elements in that place in time.
Some of my favorite historical artists include: francis bacon, francisco goya, Francesca woodman (see a theme? haha), Hannah hoch, De kooning and those surrealists…what brilliant weirdos. My work has been graciously featured in publications such as dossier journal, posi+tive magazine, 62nd floor and girls on film. I am also thankful to have been part of gallery exhibitions on the east and west coast.
Thank you for taking a look!