As much as the current paradigm wants us to believe, the world is not actually black and white. Humans are not black and white. We are nuanced and messy random lines on crumpled paper. By uncrumpling the paper and making the smallest sense out of graphite on a smooth surface I hope to re-contextualize the photos I use to tell a new story that shows the depth of humanity we can witness when we slow down and take in the strokes and lines that create us.
When I add color it becomes a contrasting element that shifts my internal narrative about what it means to be human in a world socially defined by polarity. My desire is for these emotive portraits reveal the truest human self: evolved and nuanced.