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ARTIST STATEMENT: Lady Like is a collaborative photography series that showcases the tension between societal expectations and the inspiring force of women in the 21st century. We have put our own spin on the topic by representing the internal strength women can posses in adapting to sexist scenarios in a monster form. It's time to celebrate our inner demons and shine a light on our beautifully terrifying selves without fear of judgement. 

LADY LIKE EXHIBITION: July/August 2019 at AbrasiveMedia

The completed series will be on display later this year at AbrasiveMedia. Until then, please join us on this journey by following @DaisyDukesFilms on Instagram and take a peak at the teasers and BTS images below.


SERIES PARTNERS + MAIN COLLABORATORS:

Danielle Shields

Photographer

Nichole Marie Lim

Special FX Make-Up

Elizabeth Goans

Special FX Make-Up

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POWER HOUSE

CONCEPT: She gave everything to make her house a home. That was the expectation and she delivered even when the cost was a loss of self. Now, she is the energy source that fuels everything and everyone that steps into her territory. It's a great power that she doesn't take lightly.

MODEL: Rebecca Lines

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BOSS BITCH

CONCEPT: An unparalleled work ethic got her no-where. Late nights, early mornings, and countless meetings rendered zero results, until she bared her teeth. Now, she smiles proudly in the face of anyone who dares to call her replaceable. There is no company without her. 

MODEL: Tamiko Robinson Steele

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS: Art Direction + Wardrobe - Samantha Szwaglis

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PLAY THING

CONCEPT: Fragile and perfect, she was always regarded as a toy that needed protecting. But she's over just existing for your amusement. Innocence is no longer her virtue, it's the thing she's shedding. She's cracking open and what's inside is stronger than you think.  

MODEL: Hallie Eisenberg

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS: Beauty Make-Up + Wardrobe - Velvet Elizabeth / Art Direction - Samantha Szwaglis

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NOCTURNAL ANIMAL

CONCEPT: She never used to choose to walk home alone at night; darkness equals danger, she was taught. Now, the night is her playground. You may think she doesn't see you, but she does, she's just no longer afraid of you.

MODEL: Liz Boliver

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS: Beauty Make-Up + Wardrobe - Velvet Elizabeth

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SO EMOTIONAL

CONCEPT: Her family doesn't like it when she cries, when she yells. She's been told everyday to stay calm and keep it together. But she’s done suppressing her emotions. They’ve been building up for too long and she’s about to erupt.

MODEL: Hayley Montague

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS: Beauty Make-Up + Wardrobe - Velvet Elizabeth

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THE BANSHEE

CONCEPT: She never used to speak up for fear of ridicule, even though everything within her screamed that something was wrong. But if you see something, say something. And now that's truer than ever. She's not the boy that cried wolf, she's the woman that spoke truth.

MODEL: Kat Jones

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ICE QUEEN

CONCEPT: Don't tell her to smile. She's happy as is, thank you very much. It's not her job to make you feel ok; it's her right to ensure she is. She's not cold. The chill you feel isn't coming from her. It's from you being told something you don't want to hear.

MODEL: Lexi Nimmo

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS: Beauty Make-Up + Wardrobe - Velvet Elizabeth

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THE CURSE

CONCEPT: Once a month her body goes through a hellish transformation, her insides spilling with the tides. She used to keep it a secret, but she's done hiding in plain sight because you don't understand. Her blood is not a burden; it's a blessing that can create life.

MODEL: Amanda Mazonkey

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS: Art Direction + Wardrobe - Katy Briggs

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DELICATE FLOWER

CONCEPT: She hasn't been the youngest one in the room for some time, but she's not the frail old woman you think. She won't snap like a twig if you try to break her because with age comes strength. Wisdom keeps her firmly rooted and nothing's going to cut her down.

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