As an artist, I have always been drawn to feminine energy. I'm deeply inspired by it and as I've gotten older, I've realized that having the presence of strong feminine energy in my life is one of the primary contributions to my level of happiness. I can't help but roll my eyes at hearing the tired trope of "women are bitches to each other" because in my experience, it couldn't be further from the truth. My creative partnerships have always been with other women, in times of both joy and grief I seek out the company of my sisters, and even just by looking through this website it is apparent that women are often the focus of my art. Women carry a special flame that my lens is drawn to and I've learned to trust my creative inspiration.
Likewise, flowers are another massive source of inspiration for me. It's no secret that I'm a bit of a CPL (crazy plant lady) and surround my life and home with as much greenery as I can. Southern California was gifted with plentiful rains this winter and the wildflowers are responding with great kindness. Our rolling hills and valleys and even our alleyways are lush with more botanicals than I ever thought possible.
I've had a couple of shoots over the last couple weeks with women and wildflowers... how could I pass up such a combination, I just love that witchy-shit. Here are a few of my favorite images from those sets.
Head in the clouds and feet in the flowers.
Kate, my bestie and long-time muse.
I suppose Bougainvillea isn't technically a wildflower, but it certainly grows like one! There is a 200+ stretch of it growing under the train tracks in my neighborhood and I'm obsesssssssed with it. Beautiful Brooklyn helped bring these images to life.
Be wild, women.