She Learned to Smile Later : a novella
A photographic novella of a therapeutic journey from adversity to triumph. Images begin with trauma, fear and violence subsiding to allow decision-making. Dawn beckons leading to clarity, hope and strength. Visual metaphors link the story-line and color is used to reflect emotions through this passage.
This work is so much more than images and lighting, although the photographs and lighting techniques create beauty and emotion. They include studio and outdoor shots, silhouette and costume construction, hand-drawn images and glyphs, scaled models, Photoshop blending, and even found objects from antique shops.