A series in progress - working title, "Flower Portraits"
Model is Phoebe, photography and retouching by myself.
This series in progress is an exploration of the fragility and fickleness of beauty and our seemingly innate desire and obsession to capture and hold on to it for as long as possible. These digital collages are a mix of my beauty portraits and old masters floral themed still life paintings. It's an attempt to hold on to ideals that women are forced to live by, namely, that our worth is determined only by our looks. It serves as a kind of Momento Mori to the ideals of beauty, that, like flowers, is a short lived concept, but it does not mean that the plant itself is done with life or that it will never flower again. Beauty is deeper than what we see. Beauty lies in the little miracles that give us life.
More work on my Facebook and Instagram.
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