Take A Look & Have A Chuckle @ Women & Their Households

Martha Stewart She Was Not (for underneath her smile was a woman cracking under the pressure of domestication)

 

Fine Art Photographer Heather Evans Smith is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.   These photographs are from her project ‘Domesticated‘.  To see Heather’s body of work click on any image.

 

Barefoot And Pregnant (wasn't an easy role for this shoe hoarder)

Barefoot And Pregnant (wasn’t an easy role for this shoe hoarder)

 

She Didn't Need A Man (just a good lint roller)

She Didn’t Need A Man (just a good lint roller)

 

At the end of the Doris Day film The Thrill of It All, Doris throws herself into James Gardner’s arms declaring that she is content with just being a doctor’s wife (after her career as a Happy Soap spokesperson causes absolute chaos in the household).  Media such as this, depicting the happy homemaker, fascinated me.  Resurgence of the 1950s/60s woman through shows such as Mad Men resulted in a desire to explore female roles and the unobtainable pressures, not only in today’s society, but in generations past.  Offsetting a serious subject, I used quirky, off-beat, high color scenarios, much like Doris herself.

 

An Apple A Day (doesn't always cut it)

An Apple A Day (doesn’t always cut it)

 

 Multitasking Left Her Plenty Of Time (for all her other chores)

Multitasking Left Her Plenty Of Time (for all her other chores)

 

No Matter How Hard She Tried (she still couldn't wash that man out of her hair)

No Matter How Hard She Tried (she still couldn’t wash that man out of her hair)

 

 Her Search To Find The Missing Socks (put her in the most peculiar of situations)

Her Search To Find The Missing Socks (put her in the most peculiar of situations)

 

Dive In (those dishes aren't going to wash themselves)

Dive In (those dishes aren’t going to wash themselves)

 

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By Heather Evans Smith

 


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