The project started out as an examination of the ways and lengths in which people will go in order to fit into the world around them. By choosing to use myself in the initial photographs, the project swiftly became an examination of how I fit into the world, thus becoming a study of self through the eyes of an observer.
In public spaces I became hyper-aware of being watched, which provoked me to address the concept of the voyeur vs. the object of desire in my work. The images are glimpses of myself seen from the curious, obsessed and escalating follower. Ultimately, by playing both roles, I can more intimately understand the relationship of interior and exterior self.
Where You Came From
This an on going collection of images from the home state of my husband. It is an attempt to explore what can be learned about the future of a partnership by looking back at the foundations of one individual.
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These images are a study in the transience of memory and consciousness. They are photographic interpretations of objects that exist only in the moment of capture, each moment torn down after its creation then reconstructed in another form and captured again. By using a process which renders the film non archival, even the capture will shift over time. These are records of memory, a visual stream of conscious never to be fully realized, and like memory, they will eventually change and fade.
Wedding, Maternity and Portraits
A collection of commissioned work ranging from small weddings to personal and intimate portraits.
A collection of self-portraits aimed at exposing and mocking the age old expectation that women should be in charge of all things domestic. That while women do the unsavory household labor, they are also tasked with maintaining a happy demeanor and sexual allure all for the pleasure of an external audience.
Vacationing With Strangers: Found Slides
This series invites the viewer to be a part of a stranger's lost memories by viewing intimate moments of their leisure. These moments were once committed to slides for showing to friends and family but were eventually lost or discarded. By seeing them again, those forgotten experiences are given new life.
The slides were collected over time and printed using a Vivitar Instant Slide Printer and the pulls from the film. Those pictured here are from garage sales, junk shops, and from the home of my paternal grandparents.