Charlotte In The Woods

PhotographerIlisa Katz Rissman Ilisa is an award winning...
PrizePortraiture / Children
Entry Description

Suspended is an on-going portrait series that grew out of my passion for photographing adolescents, over many years. I will often spend time observing both behavior and body language before deciding to photograph. There is an interesting push and pull between what is withheld and revealed. Disparate forces are at play during these years happening both from within and outside of themselves. I am interested in showing how these elements - awkwardness, sensuality, vulnerability - are transparent and will often surface simultaneously. Interestingly, the power inherent during this volatile time of life is often only seen by the beholder.