From the series, Keeping Touch.
Keeping Touch is a series of my self-exploration as a transgender femme through the act of photographing both queer and non-queer individuals in an intimate way. The series is in constant dialogue with my mother. She is pictured three different times. At first, surrounded by the color blue. Curiously, the blue background is being held up by my father. Second, a diptych of me and my mother, where she did my make-up as she does her own. This is the first time she saw me presenting as female. Third, covered in lipstick. I kissed her one-hundred times. Through these photographs I instigate milestones in our relationship that would not have happened if I had not set them up. The rest of the photographs, single images of queer people, a cis-gender daughter and mother, a drag queen and her boyfriend, and a black and white male nude, are meant to bounce of each other, in combination with the photographs of my mother, in order to have a broader conversation about love, gender, sexuality, and the human condition.