Metaphorical Tomboy

This work is a series of landscape photographs taken crossing the border of Scotland and England during winter. My intention was to test whether landscape photography can create some of the core experiences of the tomboy during adolescence, with the snow covered winter landscape representing archetypal states of adolescence such as isolation, being frozen out, boundaries and divisions, desolation, ambiguity as to which the side of fence one is sitting on. The work examines the extent to which the tomboy identity can shift during female adolescence and inquires how landscape photography can address the female adolescent experience in relation to the tomboy.

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