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Handwritten | 1
       
     
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Handwritten | 5
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 1
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 2
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 3
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 4
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 5
       
     
Portrait | Yael
       
     
Portrait | Regan
       
     
Portrait | Regan
       
     
Portrait | Sarah
       
     
Portrait | Sarah
       
     
Portrait | Justin
       
     
Portrait | Emma
       
     
Portrait | Emily
       
     
Portrait | Sylvia
       
     
Portrait | Annabeth + Haley
       
     
Portrait | Annabeth
       
     
Portrait | Annabeth
       
     
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Clothes + Context | 1

This project focuses on social norms regarding how we dress and how clothes have become a means by which we fit into certain environments and contexts appropriately. Whether our attire serves a functional, utilitarian purpose; or rather an aesthetic, expressive, or purely artistic purpose, this portrait series explores clothing out of context and forces the viewer to question our social 'dress-code', from its origins to its applications.

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Clothes + Context | 2

"I don't get uncomfortable easily... There have been too many times I've found myself on stage naked for that." (Carter Guensler, 2|8)

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Clothes + Context | 3

"That being said, there are definitely things that get under my skin. Fakeness: the number one thing I look for in people is authenticity. If you're not being genuine to who you are, that's uncomfy." (3|8)

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Clothes + Context | 4

"Depression: mental health is a more abstract kind of discomfort, but when people joke about wanting to kill themselves, it makes me super uncomfortable. That's a real problem that people deal with; it's important to know your audience if you plan to make light of sensitive issues." (4|8)

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"It's important to note that things only become uncomfortable if you let them, and by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, you're more free to be yourself." (5|8)

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"Depression: mental health is a more abstract kind of discomfort, but when people joke about wanting to kill themselves, it makes me super uncomfortable. That's a real problem that people deal with; it's important to know your audience if you plan to make light of sensitive issues." (6|8)

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Clothes + Context | 7

Who cares what other people think if you're happy? It's far more important to be true to yourself and comfortable in your own skin." (7|8)

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"I'm a firm believer in tabula rasa: humans aren't innately good or bad, we are a collection of every thought and experience we've ever had... And in that sense, our environment makes us who we are. We mold ourselves around the friends we keep, the people we meet, and the places we go." (8|8)

Handwritten | 1
       
     
Handwritten | 1
Handwritten | 2
       
     
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Handwritten | 3
Handwritten | 4
       
     
Handwritten | 4
Handwritten | 5
       
     
Handwritten | 5
"Little Black Dress" | 1
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 1
"Little Black Dress" | 2
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 2
"Little Black Dress" | 3
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 3
"Little Black Dress" | 4
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 4
"Little Black Dress" | 5
       
     
"Little Black Dress" | 5
Portrait | Yael
       
     
Portrait | Yael
Portrait | Regan
       
     
Portrait | Regan
Portrait | Regan
       
     
Portrait | Regan
Portrait | Sarah
       
     
Portrait | Sarah
Portrait | Sarah
       
     
Portrait | Sarah
Portrait | Justin
       
     
Portrait | Justin
Portrait | Emma
       
     
Portrait | Emma
Portrait | Emily
       
     
Portrait | Emily
Portrait | Sylvia
       
     
Portrait | Sylvia
Portrait | Annabeth + Haley
       
     
Portrait | Annabeth + Haley
Portrait | Annabeth
       
     
Portrait | Annabeth
Portrait | Annabeth
       
     
Portrait | Annabeth