Based on a poem called ‘Howl’ by Allen Ginsberg, this photograph is part of a series of six images. The poem is written from a personal point of view of a young American homosexual, the poet himself. He describes the negative influences of social pressure, drugs and stereotypes. Primarily that, social pressure does not always allow individuals to be themselves and can push them to feel lonely, anxious and self-conscious. Inspired also, by the artists Erik Johansson, Annie Leibovitz and Man Ray among others, the photograph represents the elegance and fragility of a body. This body is representing what is a lost soul trying to stand up for herself and accept who she is despite stereotypes and criticism.
Being yourself without the influence of anything else.
This photograph took part in the Fresh Ideas exhibition in February 2016 at the Changing Spaces Gallery | Cambridge and was also shortlisted for the Anglia Ruskin University Eaton Portrait Prize 2016.