Photographs


The border project led me to desolate areas of wilderness, such as my navigation 7 miles into logging woods in Coburn-Gore in an attempt to view the “slash.” I was often alone in the woods, in some cases acutely aware of my vulnerability. I began thinking about personal borders and boundaries, and what gender and identity have to do with my project.  I became interested in questions of representation, wondering if there was a way to shoot the female nude in nature in the current cultural moment, without simply creating a window for the gaze that echoed the history of the female nude in the landscape. A series of archival prints (selected examples below) were my experiment with this question. I shot nudes portraits on the border, printed them, hand altered the prints, mounted the altered prints back in the landscape, then printed the photo of the original photo on location.

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