Caitlin Arnold, Girl Photographer

Caitlin Arnold, Girl Photographer

I have a longstanding interest in what I think of as (for lack of a better term) “girl culture,” so Caitlin Arnold‘s work is pretty much right up my alley. Not because she makes pictures of teen-aged girls per se, but because of the way she makes...
Portraiture as Punishment?

Portraiture as Punishment?

A few weeks ago here on the blog, I wrote a post about portraiture in the age of Facebook. At the conclusion of the piece, I said this: “To whatever extent our online selves reflect our offline selves, Haugsjaa and Moore’s portraits make it harrowingly clear that...
‘Too Slutty?’ An Addendum on Facebook Portraiture

‘Too Slutty?’ An Addendum on Facebook Portraiture

I received a bit of feedback on last Monday’s post on Facebook portraiture that I thought I’d share here today. First was a stray observation made during an email exchange that Facebook has provided a great source for stock drunk girl imagery, if your work...
Notes on Portraiture in the Facebook Age

Notes on Portraiture in the Facebook Age

“But saying no to the internet is not a simple exercise of willpower. The encroachment of the internet into our everyday lives often seems irresistible not merely because we like it “too much” but because we palpably risk social exclusion if we can’t keep...