"She Remained" by Emily Hawkins is a fine art photography book that contains cut and paste poetry paired with 35mm film images. Through these images Hawkins is trying to find a way to capture all the feelings, emotions and experiences she has had while growing up, learning how to love, and enduring heart break. The images in "She Remained" are examining the tension of being both an outsider and an inside in ones life. The theme of balancing between documenter and documented merge through this record of a shared experience. This body of work contains surrealist imagery, blurry subject matter, and a grainy finish, reminiscent of the way we interact with our memories. The text captures a poetic lyricism that subverts or compliments each image.
These images and more are included in a new book just released through Blurb.com, entitled, "She Remained" by Emily Hawkins. Available for purchase here- http://www.blurb.com/b/8269542-she-remained
I Am No Longer Precious
Collection of cohesive collage works dealing with growing up, finding love, and the combination of not only surreal imagery but also striking lyricism.
A collection of album covers I've created for muscians
Major Van Winkle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z2_PJvldNo
2015 Sometimes you have to start over to really heal yourself. I destroyed presents I have received from ex boyfriends over the years. This series features the objects in the studio and then being destroyed. Shot with a Hasselblad H4D-40 digital SLR camera and a Canon Mark III 5d with strobes.
You Were Never Here
2014 This series entitled You Were Never Here blossomed when I gave myself complete control over how I wanted the viewer to feel when viewing these images. This series is a visualization of time, memories, and the viewer’s relationship to their own past. Memories whether enjoyable or painful are shadows of the events that have passed. Through the use of ‘ghost-like’ moving figures (the past) and still imagery (the present), You Were Never Here, presents a juxtaposition of time from my own personal narrative. In exploring this theme I realized that the narrative is up for interpretation and although the viewer may not know the event that each photograph is inspired by it’s easy to fill in the blanks. What I wanted to be clear more than the actually “story” was the emotion attached to the photograph. Mysterious figures moving in and out of frame in the top row of photographs are a representation of that unattainable sense of trying to revive lost memories and the sadness that can come along with that. These shadows of actual events will never and can never be recreated or remembered exactly as they were. The still imagery is a representation of a feeling that I find myself dwelling on in the present because of this need to relive or revive these memories. While ambiguous figures and intriguing scenery in bottom row of photographs still lets the viewer question their own relationship to memories and even the validity of their own memories.