Below are stills from a music video I created to celebrate female identities. Over the course of 4 months, I collected video portraits of 18 different women in the ways that made them feel most comfortable. I wanted to give each woman the space to be authentic and vulnerable in front of the camera.
It was such a meaningful experience for me to get a glimpse into so many different women’s lives. Finding out the things that were most meaningful to them and sharing conversations about what it means to be a woman.
Above: Patty Casaverde (Insta @pink_turdd)
Patty was the first girl who I shot for this project! I was definitely still so new to the process and how to go about collaborating with each person. Patty wasn’t used to being in front of the camera, so it came very much about asking her what would make her feel comfortable and feeding off of that.
Above: Rachel Simone Wiley (Insta @rachelsimonew)
Rachel spent most of the shoot singing! She told me that’s what makes her feel most comfortable, and I loved some of the expressions while she was singing because she looked truly at one with herself. She shared new song lyrics she was working on and also belted out to some of her favorite black female musicians.
Above: Sam Gurry (Insta @jessicawakefield)
Sam had a quiet and peaceful demeanor that was really interesting to capture. I respect her animations and videos a lot, so it was cool to be able to hear about her work and why it’s important to her. I played around with a few different lighting setups, but thought that this yellow lighting really suited her the most.