Today is a personal post, accompanied by some photographs of my dear friend Brielle Bishop. A lot of you may not know this, but photography has been a primary hobby of mine since I was fifteen. Ever since then, I have been self-taught and I spent every spare minute in high school taking self-portraits and learning every bit of technical and artistic skill that I have now. However, between blogging and school and being an adult, taking photos for the sake of art alone has been put on the back-burner, aside from the occasional set of photographs that I keep private for myself. But, because I had to photograph and record Brielle for a school project anyway, I wanted to use this time as an opportunity to take a set of portraits that are artistic and autobiographical.
I have been having a lot of health issues lately. Specifically, a lot of health issues related to my female biology. This has initiated an incredible level of stress, emotion, and pain over the past months. However, I find it hard to talk about because people find the uterus a “gross” topic, and most people become distant when they hear anyone discuss something that affects them at a deep emotional level. I thought this set of photographs provided a nice little nod to menstrual cycles, and had a bit of a manic undertone to them. Plus I was inspired by Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Pets’ video for DOOO IT!
Usually I don’t share my photography work on the blog, but I do hope you enjoy. Leave a comment or send me a message if you liked this and want to see more posts like this in the future.