American photographer, Holly Andres, tells compelling stories of female puberty and growth through her artworks. Her vividly colored portraits are often inspired by her own childhood experiences, creating cinematic scenarios that capture your attention.
“My work is very much in dialogue with cinema, and even when I’m asked to shoot an editorial portrait, I try to depict my subjects as though they are protagonists within a larger narrative,” she told PetaPixel.
“When I gaze through the camera I try to think like a painter, though, and consider every aspect of the composition – the colors and textures of the fabrics, the value contrasts of the lighting, the position of the objects and characters, and the dynamic between the figure and ground.”
Her works are regularly featured on The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker, and The California Sunday Magazine, amongst others, but can be also seen on her Instagram page. Take a look.