Fog | March 2014


Investigating the unique interaction with the self that takes place when we engage in a beauty routine.

Forced to examine ourselves in ways many normally avoid, Rituals as a project sought to capture the moment in which we our lives become devoid of distraction and we become intimately aware of ourselves. By photographing people’s personal beauty rituals I attempted to capture this awareness, this intimacy that occurs only when one is forced to examine their own body, the most basic thing that is theirs, and build upon it.

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18 Responses to “Rituals”

  1. Freya Sheldon

    Like you, I’m intrigued by other women’s beauty routines, I have always been fascinated watching other women apply their makeup and with the way they do their hair. This is the first time I have seen it addressed in any way and I love the photographs you’ve taken, I would SO love to see some more, or even emulate your project with my own photographs if you think you wouldn’t mind? All the best to you.

    • inconnu

      We encourage you to create your own work inspired by Noorann’s piece! You can always credit her for the inspiration if you’d like. :-)

      Thanks for reading! xxoo

    • Hannah Tatum

      I so completely agree! I have ALWAYS loved watching people put on make-up or me put make-up on people. It is a special thing for sure and I totally enjoy these pictures

  2. Natalia Johnson

    I like how this sheds light on beauty expectations without seeming preachy but giving simple accurate portrayals

  3. Megan

    Very interesting idea! I would love to see you expand from this. What would happen if you crop into just the individual’s face and completely erase all context of the environment? What if you included other rituals of maintaining beauty, like shaving ones legs or putting on deodorant, or painting nails/toenails? These set of images are very raw and honest, but they have a quiet beauty to them. Great use of color and light to really get a feel for the space and the person. Can’t wait to see more!

  4. Brandon

    I really like this. I’d like to see men engrained in this too. We have routines (of course), and I think rather it smbeing about expectations, I think this collection really normalizes primping oneself for the sake of wanting to look good. I feel that these women (and hopefully men, if you add it!) add this to a positive routine and not one that’s tedious or in a standardizing fashion.

    Again, great job.


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