My goals with being published as a photographer is to not just simply get more eyes on my work, but to have the images break people away from the regular physical art viewing experience. I really want the images I create stay with the viewer after they turn the page and I really want the viewer's eyes to linger. I only want to publish works that are thought provoking, different, and generate a conversation. I think it's important for photographers to not stray away from the art part of what it means to capture an image and to not let industry take hold of expression and creativity.
More Than a Consumer
Double Publishing: Mordant Magazine and Feroce Magazine
The concept behind this photoshoot was to express the dangers of consumerism and how we are constantly buying products to fill an unfillable void. I see consumerism as a placebo, one that we fall for over and over again, chasing a high that we cannot satisfy. The plastic mask symbolizes how fake I felt when buying products, clothes, makeup, etc. to seem more attractive and appealing to others rather than myself.
Model: Taylor Moncrieff
Helix issue 05
Helix is an NFT zine found on the Tezos blockchain.
"Each page of Helix has an image that inspires the photo on
the next page. Thus, the photo on page one is the inspiration
for the photo on page two. You can see who, which work, or
which feelings are affected by the photos, from the photos
themselves, from the feelings they evoke in you, and from the
texts on the page.
Each photographer in this issue created a brand new photo
from the inspiration they get from the photo sent to them
which they [are] not aware of its creator. As a result, photographs
produced with pure and creative emotions were obtained by
avoiding various factors that have the potential to affect us,
even if we are not aware of it."
For my submissions, I was inspired to touch on subjects that are very deep and also controversial: death and religion. This project was very meaningful to me because for the first time, I was able to fully express my thoughts in writing with my work, being allowed to dive deeply and freely using self portraits.