Domestic Glamour is a celebration of women through the exploration of everyday beauty rituals. All the subjects in Domestic Glamour have a personal connection with Monica and all are captured in natural and vulnerable states as she photographs them in their own environments getting ready to go out. Bathrooms often become stages where mundane existences get rehearsed, playing witness to secrets. The work reflects this intimacy through the relationship between artist and subject, embracing the photographed women’s natural beauty and raising questions about ageism.
None of these pictures have been posed or airbrushed. These are women just as they are, over 45 in all their splendor.
Essay by Tiffany O'Callaghan.
Photographic artist based in the Midlands. Originally from Tenerife, I moved to the UK to study photography and completed MA in Photography at De Montford University in 2004. My Spanish roots strongly influence my work. I'm interested in Catholicism, capitalism and consumerism. I have recently completed a research project called Look at Me! Images of Women and Ageing, commissioned by University of Sheffield, England. I am currently exhibiting the work Domestic Glamour at Light House Gallery, Wolverhampton. More info on: www.monica-fernandez.net www.domestic-glamour.com