Growing up in a church we were always told there is spiritual purification by water. Water is looked at as a healer or calming agent, once you come out of it all is well. The Ave series represents the calming and pure sensations water gives using a black subject. The woman photographed is her most docile, her most pure, her most cleansed and vulnerable self at the time these photos were taken. These photos represent a time to be STILL and indulge in the water.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Delaney George is a New Orleans-based photographer, director, and visual artist operating under her brand LANESLENSE. Her work aspires to extract feeling from the viewer by consistently portraying themes of nostalgia, femininity, vibrance, and glamour. Vintage/’Golden age’ themes are used in each photoshoot to create timeless visuals that evoke a sense of inclusion and re-imagination. She creates images that are both a contemporary ode to the past AND a safe space to display modern figures in spaces they aren’t commonly represented or historically welcomed.
Recent exhibitions include: Femmisance, Stella Jones Fine Art Gallery, Essence x Coca-Cola’s Sisterhood Exhibition, and more.
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