With Pride month coming up soon, I thought it was about time for a rainbow-themed photography project in honor of the beautiful queer community. The result, Sparkle the Flame, is a series of 9 photos (1 rainbow flag collage, and 8 portraits) celebrating queerness, and more specifically, the historical role that glitter has played in the community, and in queer emancipation.
Photography project aimed at giving an inside look into self-harm. Although we as a society have made great strides when it comes to mental health awareness in general, there is still a long way to go when it comes to the topic of self-harm.
Back in 2016, I created a photo series for UCU’s ROOTS festival, aimed at celebrating the international background of the college’s students. I asked around 60 students to pose in front of a picture that they considered to symbolize their “roots”.
Duckfaces? Meh. High camera angels to hide those chins? Overdone. Emotionless expressions? Boring. Show me that big, beautiful, boisterous laugh of yours, woman! Let your happiness take up space - let it light up the world.