Upcoming: MOTHA Presents The Veil of Veronica Handwerk Gallery Ithaca, New York
Opening Reception: March 21, 2018
Queer Babes is a portraiture series that celebrates the complex identities of queer and transgender people. I began photographing my own friends and lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area when I was going through my own gender transition. It was a way for me to admire the rich queer identities around me that gave me the strength to transition. The project has since expanded to include new acquaintances and people that I had not met until encountering them for the project. Not everyone identifies as transgender, but all have a critical relationship to gender identity. I photograph each person in or around their home whenever possible.