These photographs navigate a theater of teenage girls isolated in a conservative religious culture, and habits and rituals associated with their sexual repressions. In this community traditions of hunting; with their skin, blood, and sense of community. Create designated and separate roles between sexes.
I want to explore the underbelly of these religious ideals and the older male gaze. It’s accepted in the church that men should not be involved in youth ministry because of a predatory desire. There are implanted presumptions of infidelity, and ferrell involvements between young women and older men. While the male interaction is assumed to be predatory there is still a conscious manipulation on the part of the young women involved. Through their adolescent sexuality they exercise some control.