My series Burden comments upon the toxic consumption of beauty in todays western consumer society and how we as women feel in relation to our appearance.
We are conditioned to buy into beauty ideals through advertising and mass media, to make us somehow more valuable in the eyes of others.
As women we are led to feel inadequate, vulnerable and exposed, without the adornment of makeup. Because of this chose to have my models completely free of makeup, unable to hold the viewers gaze signifying this lack of self worth we feel in the eyes of others. Each image in my series reflects an emotion we have once felt or have been taught to feel due to society and its ideals.