“Photography is my language with which I communicate; I think in images and we now swim in them every day. When I get a strong idea in my head I have a compulsion to capture it, pin it down, contain it somehow within an image before it floats away."

Hail Mary: redefining purity
Collection by Lilla Farkas
Collection by Isabelle Yuan Xing
Annular Growth
Collection by Isabelle Yuan Xing
The title refers to the word ‘effeminate’ which is often used in a derogatory way. This is subverted by presenting a softer, more delicate form of male femininity.
MANHOOD depicts men in early adulthood and their understandings of masculinity; specifically societal expectations of male behaviour and unpacking what these are and how they are created. Josephine is interested in personal reflections on the impact of masculinity and representing this through portraiture paired with natural form studies as well as handwritten interviews. It is available for purchase as a photobook.
BOYHOOD is a durational series encapsulating the adolescent stage of Josephine's younger brothers with an emphasis on their relationship with each other and masculinity and how this evolves. It began upon noticing that her youngest brother still had the build of a child whereas her older brother had begun to take on the physical features of an adult man. When they were younger, they could almost pass for the same age, being only three years between them, whereas now this age gap seems infinitely greater. She captures this distinction from being on the edge of childhood to being on the verge of adulthood.
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