Ever since I began shooting portraits I’ve been drawn to working with performers, largely because they make great subjects and are very comfortable in front of a camera. But as time passed and I continued to shoot performers, I began to question the psychological underpinnings of what I was seeing.
Portraits are inherently revealing; while mining that vein, I eventually realized that one project I really wanted to initiate was a series that investigated the flimsy border between performer and performance. Where does the performer end and the performance begin? Is it even possible to determine? Is the performance merely an extension of the performer? Or is my making a portrait of a given performer a performance in and of itself?
With these questions in mind, I present my new series, Raised By Wolves. These amazing subjects are all members of the fierce performance art group LA Sirenes, to which I give heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
Enjoy Part I with Frannie of LA Sirenes.
Wardrobe styling by Ceora
Photo assisting by Gianfilippo De Rossi
Special thanks to Gianfilippo, Frannie, Ceora and Laser Ray