The Nature of Change
Originally as an offshoot from my Mothers+Daughters project, this body of work began as a way of looking at the teenage girls from the same series, but photographed alone. These girls are photographed in their own home environments, each unique and familiar to them.
Nature is used metaphorically and reflected into their portraits to symbolize the constant evolution and transitional stage that they are in, one of intense growth and maturation and unfolding. There is also an undercurrent of a bittersweet loss of innocence.
These portraits and nature reflections are done entirely in camera and count on a bit of magic to make the process seamless. This reliance on a sliver of serendipity is not that dissimilar to the hope that accompanies parenting. Sometimes the process works, and at other times, despite the best intentions, it does not.
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