Mother: Daughter; Daughter: Mother
An ongoing personal project about the awkward place between being a daughter and having a daughter.
For the first year and a half of my daughters life, I didn’t take any photos. Being alone with a child was a depth of loneliness I had never known and yet I was still a daughter – a role that hadn’t changed.
Switching between the two dynamics and having the worlds collide is confusing and awkward. Every time I am with my mother I revert to a childlike place of needing to feel that I belong...But I am a mother too so where do I fit?
One day, when my daughter was about two and a half, I found a plastic “toy” camera in my office and some expired film.
This is where the project started. It continues as I use the camera to navigate my joy and discomfort.