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Legacy. Questioning femininity through my grandmother’s bathroom. Belonging is something that we inherit until we get rid of it.
To free oneself, one must question. Taking a step back, I am learning to question "Femininity"'s outlines. In all lineages, there are always allegiance, spasms and contradictions towards consensus. By using photography as an excuse, I probe this feminine heritage with the will to put it into perspective, without judgment. I also analyse the process of transmission, continuity and rupture.
Belonging is, for me, being aware of one's roots and where one comes from. As a child, I visited Spain many times, especially the areas close to the Mediterranean coast.
At the time, it was common on the roadside to cross the figure of a bull symbolising a brand of alcohol. This wooden carved animal has now become an icon of the Iberian Peninsula, and every time I see it, I enjoy the pleasure of traveling. Even in the middle of the desert, I recognise this friendly silhouette that brings happy memories and reminds me that, deep down, I will always belong to this land.
After taking a short hiatus I decided to grab a medium format camera from my university, some expired Portra film, and go explore the area of Cardiff I’m moving to in July.
Trading in the studiums, punctums, Cartier-Bressons, and Susan Sontags for a good photo walk was a saving grace for me and reminded me why I enjoy photography, so expect a lot more of this kind of thing and some more Portra on thirty five millimetre too. I really recommend this to any creative student who’s feeling boxed in by deadlines and the £27,000 opinions that are presented to you as fact. Do you and enjoy what you do.