Pretty Pastel

"Today's female identity is complicated. Media's instant social praise or rejection create a vacuum where individuality once naturally evolved. Now rather, one is conditioned. To be, to wear, to do, to like, to hide whatever. She doesn’t even know who she is, and she might not even know that she doesn’t. The contrast of makeup and a girlish outfit, of crisp and saturated Ektar; the series reflects on a quiet dilemma, in a pretty picture."  (Words by Dave Mentzer)


Film Photography by Dave Mentzer

Model: Emily Koogle / Hair & Makeup by  Elizabeth Werdnik 

Camera System:  Canon AE-1 Program / Film stock: Kodak Ektar 100