Summer Sublet is about living with women. Shot in an old communal house, this series of portraits beholds an intimate, feminine world with wonder and care, and the collaborative series seeks to subvert the male gaze and re-examine expectations about gender and the home.
When I lost my lease, I moved in with Alice, Hannah, Sarah, Bianca, and Kate. At first I hid in my room and tried not to be noticed. I never had sisters. Everything overwhelmed. They cooked together, mixed teas and tinctures, dyed fabrics in the backyard, designed costumes for children’s plays, wrote poems, gave each other late-night tattoos. They read tarot, talked aura, charted horoscopes, and parked their dirt bikes in the basement. The everyday physical and emotional closeness completely flooded me.
I couldn’t believe the caring touches, the open hearts, the blushes of affection, the care and the clutter. I never wanted to move out.