In 2012, due to the subjective nature of the modeling portrayed in my artwork, I interviewed four women I was photographing at that time to gain insight into their lives. Those four women were Shotglass Sally (now known as Sally Marvel), Darja Dasha, Amanda Tea and Ammunition. The interviews allowed them to explain their individual histories, how they became involved in this style of modeling, their personal opinions and feelings towards this style of modeling and how these choices effected their lives. The interviews also brought up the business side of their work and the concepts of networking in the age of social media.
Now, in 2018, With the rise of the #MeToo movement along with a more acute awareness towards cultural appropriation and sensitivities, the dialog pertaining to social attitudes has intensified.
I have recently re-interviewed and photographed Sally, Darja, Amanda, and Ammunition to find out how their lives have changed over the past six years and how the changes towards social attitude have effected them personally.
These pieces, representing two separate and distinct times, give understanding towards their individual lives and the personal choices they have made.