These beautiful-looking, quite nostalgic and analogue photo-series captured by the young artist Lee Phillips showcases much and especially different feelings.
Regarding the main idea of this photo-story Lee wrote:
“This shoot is called ‘House Wife’ and is about the angst that I feel that comes from societal pressures to fit in and be feminine. It’s filled with green hues and dark shadows and has an outdated feel to it which for me- captures the outdated views of these gender norms. The set of 12 pictures is divided into sets of three all taken on three different levels of a house. The first is the cheetah print suit that suggests she is a working woman. The next is a long velvet green dress with white gloves and a thick black choker. The third is the a wedding style lingerie gown paired with a white veiled hat. These three outfits and the different settings create the feeling that you are following the girl throughout her evening and the accessories and lighting modernizes the image and makes it relevant. This was an experimental shoot for me and my first time styling as well as photographing – but overall what I want to convey most is the angst and anger behind a woman trapped in conventional gender roles.”
Model: Jillian West
HMUA: Sophia Michelle
Lighting assistant: Melan Shannon
Wardrobe: Courtesy of Banjo Cat Vintage