Seeing Red

This series explores putting your all into something and feeling as though you’ve gotten nowhere. The imagery of flowers and hearts is used to show the giving of love into your work and the creation of something beautiful that is not reciprocated or appreciated. I conveyed this through the use of the color red, which comes across as a stopping point, like a red light. In some photos, the color dominates the frame while in others, it is the only color that stands out. The bold colors in the background of many shots are similar to those in the outfits of the models, which could be interpreted as either the subjects attempting to blend in, or in competition to stand out. The outfits of the models also feature vibrant, contrasting colors, and I thought the atmosphere and use of harsh shadows could add another layer to this contrast. Although many of the images appear somber or forlorn, the subjects are often reaching or looking either away or towards the camera, providing feelings of hope and curiosity in the face of disappointment and dead ends.

Photos by Kathryn Zix
Modeled by Ava, Bella, Kailyn, and Lily
Styled by Angel
Makeup by Eden

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