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.
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.
By Heather Evans Smith