Abigail Marieis creating Empow[HER]ment Via the Lens
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- My deepest gratitude for supporting my work!!
What is Patreon?Patreon is a website that gives me an outlet to post my creative work and share it with you. I will be using it as a platform for Empow[HER]ment Via the Lens, as well as offering insight on my creative process. Patrons make monthly pledges to make all this possible. You can pledge as much or as little as you would like.
What is Empow[HER]ment Via the Lens ?This series is about empowering women through creative portraits. In our complex world where social norms dictate ideals of beauty and how women should behave; many women feel unworthy. I offer a simple concept with a heartfelt message: you are beautiful as you are. The images feature women dressed only in fabric. The lack of clothing is not meant to sexualize women. Removing apparel from the picture puts the women on equal ground, no matter their socioeconomic status. I also chose the fabric because of my fondness for classical art.
My aim with each portrait is to collaborate with my subject and give her a voice, a platform to stand up and declare that she is beautiful and proud to be a woman. Many have never stood in front of a photographer and are hesitant at first due to insecurities but all walk away smiling, uplifted. Each individual encourages me to keep this project alive.
Where does it take place?Rachel Carson wrote, “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” It’s no secret that being among nature is therapeutic. I chose to shoot the images outdoors to give women the healing experience of interacting with nature. This project is as much about the journey as it is about the final product.
These shoots will eventually take place outdoors all over the world! My wife Natalie and I live and travel full time in our camper van with our dogs. We are exploring North America to start and will stop almost anywhere to do a photo shoot for this series. Eventually we plan to travel the globe and meet/inspire/empower people worldwide. This will be possible with your support here on Patreon.
Awesome, can I see some of your work?Sure! Here is a link to my portfolio.
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Can I model for the series?Absolutely, yes! We are always looking for models for this series. Please contact Abigail directly at [email protected] If you wish to participate, please consider becoming a Patron. Without the support of patrons and participants the continuation of the Empow[HER]ment Via the Lens project would not be possible.
What Will I Do With Your Money?While I wish it didn't, creating art like this costs money. I'll be using the pledged money to help pay for website hosting, editing software, equipment upgrades, as well as transportation costs to get me to locations that make the White Sheet Series so interesting. The people that support this page are directly supporting the continuation of the Empow[HER]ment Via the Lens project.
Thank you for your time,
All the Love,