Winfield - 2023
Winfield - is a series of closely cropped 8x10 ambrotype portraits of feminine presenting people. The pose and cropping for these portraits was inspired by an Emily Winfield Martin Illustration that I saw in a toy store in early summer 2023.
Initially, I posted the illustration on my social media as an exercise in engagement and but, it quickly blossomed into a larger scale project. Throughout the summer of 2023, I collaborated with people I met online and those I approached in the city of Philadelphia.
While the people in these portraits come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, they wear the same flowers and wistful expressions. The work speaks to larger themes: the performance of feminine identity in American culture and universal experience of looking and being looked at.