A story of a personal month-long journey in the South of India.
The black and white images in “Pothos” were shot on film and worked through for one year. The word “pothos” means, literally, “desire, longing, yearning”. This series of images is a study on heartache. It began out of a sum of impressions which accumulated into each image. The human figure is combined with objects from the natural world to create a hybrid reality in which instinct and emotion unite. Each photograph is unearthed from the subconscious of existential longing and collective sorrow to attain beauty and understanding, and therefore grace.
Without Four Walls
In 2013, I worked on a 3-month project recording those in New York City with no homes, photographing them while they are sleeping. Without Four Walls is shot with purposeful distance, capturing these people in their chosen space, channeling the subject’s vulnerability generated from chosen or non-intentional isolation.
Pool of Leaves
Bee, Turtle, Dragonfly
Carbon Eater #1
Carbon Eater #2
Carbon Eater #3
Dreams Passing Over Stone
In The Morning I Walk By The River
One Billion Rising
Washington Square Park, 2013
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose the theme of “Revolution” as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. On (or around) 14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. In 2016, the theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls*; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.
*Women and girls is an inclusive term reflecting all those who were assigned and/or identify as female."