Statement - Complimentary Breakfast
Complimentary Breakfast serves as a high-jack of the advertisement industry and a reaction to my experiences as an artist living in the halo of LA’s glowing lights and commercial culture. As a female photographer, this body of work attempts to process the mess of feelings that accompany choosing to reject and or accept industry based work. In practice this body of work is satirical, a “spoof.” However, the glaring reality we face as women, being objectified and sexualized to perpetuate consumerist agendas, is limiting and oppressive. This body of work wonders—is there a way forward; what is the way forward? Does it rest on holistic inclusion and interplay between the female body and commodity or does it pivot on the disassociation of women with product based photography? Do we believe things can change? Complimentary Breakfast suggests that change is emanant and may, even if counter-intuitively!, stem from the core of where it began, within the reach of Hollywood’s florescence.
This is an ongoing body of work. If you are interested in creating a breakfast portrait, please reach out! Women of all sizes, nationalities, etc…ALWAYS WELCOME. Please send me an email with your name, a head-shot, and where you are based. I look forward to working with you!