Photo by Anna Eastman
Although this series seemingly deals with disparate subjects and locations, the works are connected through the atmosphere and poetic flow of the visual narrative. The photos deliberately obscure more than they reveal, blending staged images with landscapes and portraits, blurring the line between fact and fiction.
I loved the visuals at Fantasy—glittery lips, transparent stilettos, crystal studded bodysuits, and neon nails. I loved meeting the bizarre men whose souls were twisted out of shape by toxic marriages. I loved the girls there; some bitter, others acting like older sisters or aunts to me, helping me score a few more dollars while getting hustled less.
I’m working primarily in analog film processes, shooting in a variety of formats with vintage cameras. Aside from making “art” images, I focus on creating editorial-style photo content (especially portraiture) for various fixtures in Baltimore’s bohemian circles.
I inherited my grandfather’s film camera in 2011 and used it to document life with friends and family. Since then, I’ve tried to capture cultural vignettes, fragile moments, and romantic frames of the natural world. With each image, I hope to distill something of the human condition, though I can only realistically speak to my own.