“Women solicited by modeling agencies and hired by promoters. Some have successful careers outside the club, but most are still trying to make it. They are the ambiance and entertainment in a nightclub. After the client, they may be the biggest assets” (New York Magazine, 2010). Often coined as “halfway hookers”, these young women lose their identity and give up everything to partake in the intoxicating illusion of celebrity lifestyle. This editorial series chronicles three main characters during “the morning after” where self-evaluation, experience, and events that led to emotional numbness replay in their heads creating a time of vulnerability. My goal was to use fashion style photography to help capture the transition from the lifestyle they think they lead to the realization of being emotionally lost because of their overwhelming desire for fame and fortune.
“God save us everyone, will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? For the sins of our hand, the sins of our tongue, the sins of our father, the sins of our young" -Linkin Park
This series was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s Social Sins and Linkin Park’s “Catalyst”. The idea behind this series was to explore the sins through a perspective focusing on how each sin is perceived as a norm rather than what it has manifested into. The force that drives the sin creates a need for power rather it be the want for dominion or the ability to control the environment. This force alters our perception to believe each sin as a natural human act, therefore labeling it as human nature.
In this series, each sin is portrayed through human emotion and expression. Make up, color, and environment forces us to isolate each sin and decipher what we see from what really is there.
About love your bones: The path to self-acceptance, self-love, and self-actualization is not an easy task. Often we become tangled in the web of life, especially when our true self is not one that is immediately accepted by society. At times the person we know becomes convoluted with external sources of contempt and disappointment leading us to forget our true identity. Our inner voice becomes muted and forgotten. This series is dedicated to those who have struggled with identity, acceptance, and self-love as well as those who possess the courage to step outside of the societal comfort zones and show how powerful they are by loving who they are. LOVE UR BONES!
We all live In a convoluted world that forces us to accept, address, release or embrace over our past.
In this series, the artist documents stories told and released within a confined space, the freight elevator. Everyone has a story. These stories were experiences, perceptions or even just a feeling. By being contained, each model reveals a silent story that we all can either empathize, sympathize or inspire. We all are connected and freight is where it begins.
Life: Untainted is an intriguing collection of human emotion inspired by musical works, including Beethoven's passionate "moonlight sonata," Radiohead's volatile "Creep" and Lenny Kravitz's edgy "The minister of rock and roll." Life: Untainted forces the view into introspection. This series a collection of photographs; it is a complication of unadulterated emotions and sedated feelings, it is... Life: Untainted.