Uncovered Tales
I am interested in a world of modern, yet timeless fantasy; folk tales with a dark side, stories with consequential morals. I've held onto the memories of books my parents read to me as a child, and I can still relive the sense of fear and excitement that I get from hearing them. My work is typically fashion-and-editorial based. Shooting digitally in color, I am drawn to the textures and layers I find in nature, and apply them to my props and backgrounds. I photograph models in full hair, makeup, and wardrobe to execute a particular narrative or stylistic vision. To me, being able to construct characters and transform them and their environment is an interesting way to create a fantasy of my own. In a style similar to my editorial work, I have focused on "The Grimm's Fairy Tales", a book collection first published in 1812 by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and "Der Struwwelpeter" - an 1845 German children’s book by Heinrich Hoffman. In illustrating these tales not often told to this generation, I have had an opportunity to revisit nostalgic feelings from my childhood and connect them to the present by reinterpreting them.