Shot with DxO ONE
Girls on the Brink
This project is about how girls and women show, through their body language and gestures, the struggle between internal feelings and what is often expected of them by the external forces around them. Conflicting messages from family and friends, media and celebrity makes the transition from girlhood to womanhood a very complicated time of life. The ever present social media, and the cell phone and its ability to capture life as it's unfolding, without the ability to edit themselves first only adds to the stress.
I started this project first to try to understand my own teenage daughters better, but then came to realize that issues surrounding belonging and identity were ones that I had struggled with myself, and that I feel is a universal theme.
I continue to explore these themes in my work.