Back in January I began a project with a group of photographer friends where we would be given a weekly theme to create work about, one theme per week for all of 2017. Well, last night I decided to quit the group, but for exciting reasons… Doing this challenge for half the year has really got me working with some new and interesting ideas, and pushed me into a new style of shooting. I have decided that I am at the point where I no longer want to be GIVEN themes but rather CREATE them myself. I shall continue my black and white self-portraits, however I plan to branch out and come up with my own themes or just create work and decide what it means to me after the fact.
This is my first work as I go solo. I had no idea, no theme, but instead forced myself to simply think and make something new. I collected sticks in my yard and built this circle. I then posed under it many different ways. This position won because of the power of the arms and the hint of my face on top. I felt that the word “Devotion” was the best to describe my feelings.