I documented a day in the lives of artistic women living in Paris. My work explores the relationship between authenticity and life as performance. We live in an era of globalization and excessive cultural movement and appropriation. Through the lens of photography and short videos, our lives have become products of existential contradiction; the superficial layer in which we selectively represent ourselves versus the mundane everyday reality. Through this, new insights arise from both constructed and discovered narratives.
I chose subjects that reflected my own social-economic background, middle-class and from Global North, to explore the ways in which we currently choose to self-identify. As each of my subjects strive to carve themselves and create their lives, I attempt to high- light the connection between the young women emerging as adults whilst also capturing the uniqueness that is inherent to each person. Ultimately, the viewer is left with a monument to the individual and a tribute to the outposts of our culture.