“Muse” is a film photography series that plays around with the two definitions of the word ‘muse’;
“To muse means to ponder, to think, to examine and deliberate” and “a muse is a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.”
I have always been fascinated with the idea of a muse and the way that people are driven towards inspiration. In this series, I try to capture one or both of the definitions above in my film photography. I ask my models to be natural and avoid any makeup or what I call ‘applied beauty’ in the photographs. Natural is beautiful and I think admiration of a muse comes from the soul- the manifestation of an energy, not their external characteristics. Let’s normalize that.