YOU ARE GOLDEN
Creative portraiture inspired by primary colors and self-reflection.
Model: Kati Clair
Photographer: Chana Elizabeth Pruessner
The process of self-reflection is equally “who am I?” and “what could I be?” It’s the recognition that we are bound and limited by our surroundings and yet full of possibility for growth and change. Color draws this analogy to life and experience in that we are all primarily the same, and yet so complex and unique—blended and composed of our cultural experiences, beliefs and morals, upbringings, education, and decisions. Everyone will see you differently through their own lens, so what’s more important is this: Who are you? How do you see yourself?
Life feels often like a process of breaking and healing, breaking and healing, and to say it’s hard to keep going at times is an incredible understatement. In this project I wanted to portray that hurt and emptiness while still utilizing light and bright color. What we go through is rarely or never linear like we would expect--there's still beauty in a world of pain and pain creeping on what's beautiful. We are all crafted of contradictions and that's one of the many things that's astonishing about humanity. It’s okay to not be okay—and, it’s okay to be many things at once.