(not the fairy tale)

2017 -  in progress

The women and girls in "Sleeping Beauty" lie or sit outdoors on the ground in a vulnerable position, yet they are alert and aware.  
The portraits highlight the capacity for strength and knowledge that lies below the surface, unseen, and unsettled, contradicting the
viewer’s tendency to see the individuals as helpless damsels. I explore the roles of power and trust on both sides of the camera,
paying attention to what I bring to the photographic encounter. I want to describe what it feels like to be a woman, to be
human, by experiencing fully the range of emotions we have the capacity to feel.

I recently started incorporating video in my work as a way to capture an extended portrait. They can be found on

 Photographs from this series available as 30 x 30"  signed, limited edition prints.