Model: Paige Willis
"Yin and Yang" is about the oppositions in the world and trying to find a balance of the two. There are many ups and downs in life, however one must balance between good versus bad, light versus dark, life versus death, and so on. This series is about trying to find oneself after a tragedy.
The photographs of the young woman wearing the black dress symbolize the hardships one must face after the death of a loved one. She represents the stages of sadness, depression, and losing hope. The photographs of the young woman wearing the white dress signify one moving on past a tragedy. She is letting go and proceeding forward with her life, but still remembering the loved one lost. She has come to accept the fact that hardships happen, and one must find the strength to carry on with their life.
4x5 black-and-white film