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Distorted Fishnets

Limited Edition Books & Prints available, contact Ella for details

About this work:

Throughout my work I'm examining my relationship with women and with myself. Through the lens of fashion & advertising I strive to show women as more than models and objects. However, this can be challenging because of my own experiences of being powerless. The struggle to find strength and sexuality that are mutually beneficial is reflective of both my own struggle and that of many young women in our society. There is a transition from girl to woman, from sexually powerless to being empowered and my work right now is right on that edge. I want to create images that a woman can look at and relate to, I want to remind her of the fight to find her own power, and thereby reinforce it.

I am also looking at the obscurity of fashion, and life, by working with angles to remind the viewer that this is a strange reality. Every photograph is in a sense a manufactured world, however in fashion this concept of being manufactured is pushed to the extreme.

In the Distorted Fishnets series, I'm focusing my concepts into one closely knit together body of work. By tying the stockings together I'm evoking a sense of conflict. There is a balance that I am working with, between giving up power through objectification and knowing the effect that has on the male gaze and in that sense taking back the control and power.

The Distorted Fishnets series in its finished state exists as 16”x20” exhibition fiber prints, and as hand made books.

Feminist Art Portrait, woman with fishnets over her face. Oakland feminist boudoir photographer

Long legs in fishnet stockings, editorial fine art, distorted fishnets series. Edgy Woman

Legs and feet in tied up fishnet stockings. Feminist art photographer, San Francisco

Woman with afro in tied up fishnets, conceptual feminist artist Ella Sophie

Body positive tied up fishnets, sexual concpetual feminist art portraits

Distorted contorted bodies, women in fishnets, gender roles feminist art

Breaking out of sexual exploitation, feminist art portrait, woman with fishnets over face

Dyptich of distorted female body, feminist conceptual art photography. Dancer. Oakland Artist Ella Sophie

Body Positive feminist conceptual photography. Taking sexy back, owning your sexuality.

Confident strong body postivie feminist art. Woman in fishnets

Distorted feminist boudoir, taking back the power. Fishnets and stripes

Woman of Color body postitive distorted boudoir, feminist art portrait of woman with afro hair

Woman on bed, with tied together fishnets. Taking back sexual control

Distorted legs, woman in fishnets, feminist conceptual photography Oakland