At my core I am mixed media portrait photographer who relishes in befouling an image. Working with portraits and textures I find myself creating gender twisted, macabre spiced, occultish, prints. These images often are manipulated unabashedly in sometimes traumatic ways. Unafraid to alter my photographs, much of my work is self reflective of a personal experience of living as a schizoaffective, non-binary, transgender woman. Through obsessive self-dissection and examination I employ the practice of manipulation and alteration as an anchor to explore topics of gender, self thought, and the emotional day to day. Often with wholly disregard for the "purity" of a photograph I produce an encounter that reflects a recognition of an increasingly mitigated physical experience of the world as I see it.
I see the figure as canvas for the authentic self. Using portraiture, a queer lens, and a reckless way of making I want to capture an intangible something that is beyond skin deep. Many people ask why I make so many self portraits and if I have plans to photograph other people more and I do have plans to do so, but I don’t ever see myself discontinuing my massive collection of self portraits as my main mode of making. Previous to my transition I hated the the sight of me and post transition I rather like the sight of me (in many ways that sounds self-absorbed, perhaps it is a little.) I spent 23 years hating myself, destroying myself, so I figure 23 years of loving myself and making art about a person I now like is a lovely thing. In the coming years I have hopes to include others in my library of portraits, but it has been slow to come, including others in my process is difficult for me and it all depends on how easily I’ll be able to get over my anxiety with working with others. Until then I’ve been branching out personifying of bouquets of flowers and herbs in my typical portrait fashion.
My images & media are free of charge for anyone for personal usage. All my work is placed under the my own custom Attribution-Non-commercial Creative Commons license. You are free to:
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Kopimi — With all that said. I do want you to copy me. I encourage you to share, remix, adapt, etc, my work and content.
If you have any questions, just ask. :)