Artist Statement

  I create narratives about all women regardless of their ethnicity, age and body type. Creating these images is an act of love for myself and my female friends. Inspired by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and Carrie Mae Weems. I combine my favorite attributes of each photographer to create my style. Diane Arbus created images of so called ‘freaks’ with a documentary lens, Richard Avedon captured a woman’s beauty in magazine layouts and Carrie Mae Weems engaged audiences with a black woman’s historical narrative. My portraiture work documents, editorializes and shares a narrative about women to the world.

  My previous series used Biblical, Mythological stories and medical knowledge to pick fruit that is symbolic of a woman’s body, her sins, her fertility. The seemingly endless connections between the binary is what drew me to create portraits of women, eating, peeling and posing with fruit. My photographs of women aren’t about their performance for me and the audience as with a male gaze. I’m telling a collective narrative about women's complexities and emotions and that has become a feminist statement for which I am still exploring.

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