Seven images taken from my on-going personal project "The American Housewife Series." I seek to redefine and bring respect and understanding to one of the most important roles in our culture through this imagery.
I photographed all comers and used the subject's own property and wardrobe. I collaborated with the subjects in terms of location and concept insuring the set described an aspect of how they felt about their role. Any retouching was executed to further enhance the intention of the scene in terms of style, mood and narrative. Cosmetic retouching was never performed on the subjects themselves as this would degrade the integrity of our goal in what is a predominantly female dominated role. It is to be noted that males were included in the project but the title remained "The American Housewife Series" as it directly relates to our perceptions/baggage of this stigmatized role.