Sisters, explored the relationship between Mena (10) and Breanna (18) over one year, witnessing their mutual love, inevitable conflicts and near separation.
This photojournalistic project began a year ago with the exploration of the lives of two sisters; Breanna, age 18, and Mena, age 10.
Sisters painting. This project taught me how to balance documentary and staged scenes, culminating in a series that revealed my subjects’ growth—and my own.
Sisters hanging out in Mena's room.  This project taught me how to balance documentary and staged scenes, culminating in a series that revealed my subjects’ growth—and my own.
Sisters, explored the relationship between Mena (10) and Breanna (18) over one year, witnessing their mutual love, inevitable conflicts and near separation.
This photojournalistic project began a year ago with the exploration of the lives of two sisters; Breanna, age 18, and Mena, age 10, witnessing their inevitable seperation and coming changes.
Mena is adventurous and curious on her own and is becoming acutely aware of the changes ahead. As she navigates her way through the feeling of loss and uncertainty, she is learning to spread her wings.
Through this journey, I began to find myself in the sisters, and realized that each of them represents key aspects of my own nature: the struggle between the will to be free; and the need for reassurance.
The youngest sister, Mena is adventurous and curious on her own.
Sisters, explored the relationship between Mena (10) and Breanna (18) over one year, witnessing their mutual love, inevitable conflicts and near separation.
Photographs of two sisters playing on a farm in Norfolk County
The youngest sister, Mena is adventurous and curious on her own.
Ice seperating, a symbol for the Sister's life moving forward.
I was surprised by what I learned about the sisters at this specific time in their lives. Breanna has always been a role model for Mena, a guiding force and a source of security, but has begun to drift away.
I was surprised by what I learned about the sisters at this specific time in their lives. Breanna has always been a role model for Mena, a guiding force and a source of security, but has begun to drift away.
Mena, the youngest sister at age 10, is adventurous and curious on her own.
Reflection of hands from the younger sister, and the older sister's face overlayed.
The youngest sister made a snow angel in a local park in Norfolk County
The youngest sister, Mena, sitting alone in a snowy field, lonely.
Sisters, explored the relationship between two sisters, one a child and one a teenager,  in Norfolk County over one year, witnessing their love before the older sister goes to school
The youngest girl standing alone in front of the moon
Young girl, movement, dance, exploring her own independence
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