Prom Queen-The Art of Turning off Men

Normally I don’t model for my own photographs as the self timer and my mild awkwardness in front of the camera doesn’t offer me a lot of freedom. However, this morning I had blow dried my hair out and figured it would be a loss not to capture it for the world (or a very…

To the Ladies of the Lens

Before I absolutely bash male photographers (kidding), I’d like to recognize that my first photography role models were both men: Tyler Shields and Richard Avedon. But today is for the ladies of the lens. Actually, every day is for the ladies of the lens. I’m truly tired of feeling like shit around male photographers. At…

“You’d be pretty if you ____”

There’s nothing like those snide remarks, the “you’d be pretty if you ___” or the “maybe you should ___” comments. Well, here’s what you say to those “fuck you”. Developing a “fuck you” attitude has truly been a life changer. I mean what possible comeback is there to “fuck you”. As a photographer, specifically a…

The Anatomy of Fish

Sometimes, when the sun hits a fish just right, they’re not just brown or orange, but pink and green and blue […] in that little patch of sunlight where there is no “just”, but more of what could be  The anatomy of fish is the name of the essay I submitted for college. I wasn’t…

Hangnail

Hangnail just popped into my head during stats class. For a week I’ve had a note in my computer that read “orange peel + fake nails”, and this is the outcome. Of course I can’t take a picture these days without having some feminist statement intertwined in it (god forbid!!!). I’ve been inspired by vintage…

Polished to Perfection

Model: Kalen Hughes and Parker Halliday MUA: Parker Halliday I’ve always been inspired by obscure things. From horror movies, to Twilight Zone episodes, I love works that make you a little confused. I’ve been focusing on using that feeling in my photography. In this shoot I wanted to play up the doll-like perfection of the…

Nightlife + OOTD

Photography  This summer I fell in love with photography more than I ever have before. It’s funny how our passions, hobbies, or whatever you want to call it, accidentally end up in our lives. I began my Instagram account, which I’d call my main photography platform, in my freshman year of high school. I really…