What if women had a say in which photographs represented them?
What If the women’s faces and bodies were realistically portrayed?
What if we heard from them in their own words about being in front of the camera, their place in society and where they think we are headed?
It all started when I happened upon an 1892 Cyclopedia excerpt entitled “Photography For Girls.” Text over a century ago lamenting that more women had not gone behind the camera as their delicate sensibilities were peculiarly suited to the art.
Photography For Girls: Book One confronts these feminine stereotypes. With photography by myself, interviews by Akira Ohiso and creative direction by Ellie Ohiso, 13 women of various ages, races and professions were photographed and interviewed. The result is an honest, unfiltered look into a woman’s world.