This past year has been difficult. I’ve been dealing with depression and anxiety and other mental issues - I’m sure it’s been apparent in my lack of posting. When things were really difficult, I was very, very close to dropping out of school, but having the vision of this project was one of the only things that kept me in.
I did this series for a black and white film class. Everything was shot on either 4x5 black and white film, and was printed on 16x20 (20x24 mats) in the darkroom. Excuse the quality of a few of the pictures; because the print itself was altered I couldn’t just scan the negative, so I had to take a picture of the print, so the quality is off. Also, window mats are kind of difficult to translate digitally, haha, so bear with me.
Anyway, take a look, hope you enjoy.
Artist statement after the jump:
"You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation."
making fun of body hair is mean and rude and cruel and you shouldn’t do it. people don’t voluntarily choose to have body hair, and if they choose to keep it its their fucking decision and it shouldn’t be ridiculed just because this culture’s weirdly obsessed with hairlessness there’s nothing wrong with hair it’s just hair stop making people feel bad for having it that’s awful