Do you identify with these icons? If so, how? When I was in high school I had my first photography class. My final project was to be a series of black and white portraits I printed of my friends. When I laid out all of my prints on my living room floor to edit through them, I realised there was a similarity among them. They all expressed the same haunting, morose angst that I felt (typical teen, right?) but that moment shook me! I saw that my photos were a reflection of myself. I didn’t like what I saw then and it scared me. Now, I see myself in these ICONS and it feels good, it feels right.
Out of your 100 portraits, which character expresses themselves most strongly through their hair? Ooooh there’s a couple! Either Ernie Omega in H8 who wears a black rubber flat top wig or Alex H. in Classic White who has the top of their head shaved, with hair cascading down around it. I used to be a hairdresser and went to cosmetology school so hair is something I’m always looking at.
What is the one thing you hope the viewer will take away from ICONS? Be bold, my friends, be fearless. Let your freaky heart run free.