I took my grandmother's old nightgowns, garments that once exuded a sense of antiquity and elegance, and transformed them into creepy, otherworldly items of clothing. I wanted to express how the passage of time alters our view of the world as well as the associations certain objects carry.
The images were shot with a Kodak disposable camera, another item seen as from an older time. The resulting graininess produced desired results and amplified the dark, gritty impression of ghostliness.
To best showcase the use of light I played around with reflectivity, painting myself gold with eyeshadow and applying glitter to create a shimmer effect.
I studied various artists and their style and attempted to emulate them while creating my own images. Some are more literal interpretations of work, some are simply inspired by a style.
I wanted to explore the fragility of the human psyche through the physical human form. The photos are meant to express the softness of our shells and how easily we can break, yet the strength we can carry in our scars.
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An assortment of photographs of friends, ranging from headshots to candids.
A series of self portraits I have taken throughout the years.
During my time at the University of Illinois I have had the opportunity to photograph many greek life and group events. Some of these images have made their way onto websites.
I have had the pleasure of working with the Illinois Leadership Center since August 2014. Throughout the year I have photographed various kinds of events. These photographs have the possibility of being featured on the website, in catalogs, or other promotional media.