2017 - Ongoing
When I think back to my earliest memories of looking at portrait books as I girl, what pulled me towards the images was the phenomenon of looking, of being able to see the people in the images as both a mysterious stranger and person, but even more memorable was the hold the resulting feeling had on me-- I was able to experience their humanity through my perception of the world and who I was in it.
'Secrets' is a series of portraits and my ongoing body of work motivated by my fascination with humanness, vulnerability, beauty, and emotion; What makes us unique? What ties us together? I strive to highlight universal elements of humanity that we all share regardless of circumstance-- the tender, the lonely, the love, and the hope of the human experience, as seen in private moments of stillness or introspection. It is my hope that through the portraits I make, a genre commonly used to document the person and their personal story, we can see the person in both their own uniqueness but also as a point in which we may recognize ourselves and each other's humanity.