Completed for Large Format Photography.
Smeared with this thick, shiny substance, the girl is relaxed and comfortable in her skin. The images are intimate and inviting as she moves her hands around her face and neck, feeling the synthetic material. Through this ritualistic coating of her face, she seems at peace in her own world - we are unknown to her.
The shiny, liquid texture of the paint gives the girl a statuesque quality - the same quality many women feel after their ritualistic makeup routine. I cringe at the thought of going into the world without my thick coating of war paint - with it, I can conquer any onlooking gaze, and feel as relaxed as if I were dipped in gold.