What draws you to hair as a subject matter in your work? What a question! Everything draws me to hair in life. I take photos of tumble weave, my hair, wigs, my friends’ hair, strangers’ hair, hair in motion, fur, brushes, really anything that is hair related excites me. I love the texture, the colour, the feeling, the sensuality, the flirting aspect, the fun, the versatility… I could go on and on.
How is hair represented in Wig? Hair is represented in my work as a sacred and coveted ideal, an icon of beauty and vulnerability. At times it can be seen as morbid beauty as well. There is a tingle where beauty and light are matched with an oddity and alien energy. I like to give the hair power.
With this series, the intention is for one to be removed from reality and swayed into the world I’m creating visually. The viewer is meant to feel excited and confused, stimulated and wondering what’s going on. I love to hear different interpretations of the work. I knew I wanted the photos to feel strange and off-putting but beautiful, that was about it. I knew traveling with my girls (wigs) and my camera, everything else would work itself out. I never try to control and form all the ideas before I’m out shooting. I’m really interested in going with the nature of mood, setting, and light. I play a lot with these elements, and eventually I start creating the images that become hypnotising and powerful enough for me to click the shutter with confidence.