I took Mookie out into the garden for the first time today as she’s almost one year old so isn’t as lively as she once was! I now feel confident enough to put her down and take a couple of steps back to photograph her.
I love the last photo. She was obviously cleaning herself but it looks like she’s saying “Mum, stop taking photos!”.
I do have other rats but they’re still a bit too young and flighty (and shhh but Mookie is my favourite as she’s my first, and only, dumbo!).
Selections from ‘Rituals’, by Noorann Matties
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.
view the complete series at http://inconnumag.com/rituals/
I adore this.