Me & My Hair

Jasmine

 

Artist Tara Bogart  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘A Modern Hair Study’.  To see Tara’s  works, click on any photograph.

 

Elisa

 

Zoe

 

Candice

 

Cha

 

In 2011, I visited the photo archives of the National Library of France. While everything was inspirational, one photograph haunted me for months following my visit. “Hair Study”, by Felix Nadar depicts just a womanʼs back and her hair. I couldnʼt stop thinking about what that same image would look like today.

“a modern hair study” consists of portraits of young women photographed from behind. By focusing on the back, the viewer is forced to contend with all of the peripheral things that make each woman unique.

In these intimate portraits I am a voyeur concentrating on a generation that is not mine. While certain ideals are often relevant to different generations, the ways in which women adorn and modify themselves often indicate the struggles of a young adult with their own ideology and individuality.

After photographing these women, I can imagine these struggles are timeless.

Existing today as well as when the original Nadar portrait was taken.

 

Alexis

 

Caresse

 

Devons

 

Jeanette

 

Andy

 

All images © Tara Bogart

 

 

 

 

 

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