As a photographer, I try to convey peace and tranquility in my work through the use of soft color, light, and quiet emotions. I tend to discuss femininity and my own experiences through floral elements and experimental processes.
Femininity is something I choose to discuss in my work because it is a concept that I’ve struggled with my whole life. The idea that as a woman you have to fulfill certain ideas and expectations that society has created. I used to believe that the more feminine I appeared the weaker I looked. Then as I got older I realized that what you wear and what colors you like, have nothing to do with gender or who you are as a person. Now I embrace my femininity in a way that feels like me because it’s something that is unique to everyone. To interpret these feelings, I choose to shoot in a soft and quiet manner, as well as having a warm tone in all of my images.
My intentions when making work are to express my femininity and to discuss how it is something that is unique to each individual. Although my work is more specific to me, I hope that the viewer sees that femininity can be anything they choose or want it to be. I want to show that my vulnerability, quietness, and femininity make me who I am and that they are not weak qualities, but strong ones.