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By Holly Andres

My work has always involved personal narrative and feminine subjectivity. I use photography to ponder the brevity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically my images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext.

“Sparrow Lane” presents an elliptical narrative of young women on the verge of adulthood. Drawing on the formal and thematic conventions of visual sources—Nancy Drew books, 1970s horror films, and Alfred Hitchcock—the series depicts girls in search of forbidden knowledge. Their discoveries metaphorically represent the precarious transition from girlhood to womanhood. I’m interested in the moment of this transition, when a female acquires a sense of both vulnerability and authority from her newfound sexuality. My protagonists are empowered by their discoveries, but also intimidated by a sense of impending threat. Though the girls flirt with danger, the work is apparently innocent and devoid of explicit violence. It is their potential loss of innocence that most compels me.


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Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  58 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Fine Art

Comments (3) Write a comment


PheromoneAut says

Its good

posted at 08:58pm Jul 26 PST


ginjam says

I love the way you have staged you photos, as they do capture what you set out to achieve. :)

posted at 08:12am Aug 21 PST


RojoRabbit says

I couldn't read the text in the preview for this book but I loved the images. Well done.

posted at 01:13pm Aug 04 PST


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