Cuando creces, tiendes a decirte que el mundo es como es...que debes vivir tu vida dentro del mundo y tratar de no darte mucho contra las paredes. Pero esa es una vida muy limitada. La vida puede ser mucho más amplia cuando descubres algo muy sencillo. Y es que todo lo que te rodea que llamas “vida” lo inventaron personas que no son más inteligentes que tu. Y tú puedes cambiarlo. Puedes ejercer influencia sobre eso...Hay que sacudirse esa noción errónea de que la vida está ahí y hay que vivirla, en lugar de abrazarla. Cambiarla. Mejorarla. Dejar tu marca. Y una vez que lo aprendas, nunca volverás a ser el mismo...(Steven Paul Jobs)
Around 2014 - 2015 was the first time I experimented with self portraits. I immediately became attached to this shooting process. Believe it or not, I was a typically private person. It wasn’t until I took a leap and opened up about my life and the things I have experienced throughout the years that I could connect with others on a deeper level.
By creating art that was, in a sense, therapeutic for myself, I realized I was potentially helping others who shared my experiences as well. My photographs quickly took on a narrative and conceptual tone.
Recently I have been experimenting with frames within photographs. For me, these frames represent anything ranging from the boxes society puts us in to the ones we create for ourselves. Society as a whole is drawn to categorizing and labeling, preconceived notions and expectations we impose on those around us and even place upon ourselves.
It is all in the beginning/developmental stages, but I am excited to see what comes of this work.
Ever felt put in a box or that your high expectations ended up limiting you?
Editorial : Rayanaa
On that searing summer night, the oils were burning inside. Notes rose from the flutes to add massive vibrations in the courtyards, creating a meditative effect.
There he sat, amid the lamps, gleaming and glimmering in the nights fine light. Dressed out of the silks and now in muslins of the slumber. The droplets of warmth shone on his supple skin. Dark of skin but bright of character, he waited for the morning stars.