Heroines with Baggage > Cyanotypes

"Heroines with Baggage" is an ongoing project devoted to the study of the proliferation of subtle negative gender-based stereotypes throughout the video games that I grew up playing and how the presence of these stereotypes has impacted my growth- especially in my expectations of love, tragedy, and the roles I take on in my adult relationships. These are images captured from my experience re-playing and deconstructing Final Fantasy 2-10, Chrono Trigger, Valkyrie Profile, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, Star Ocean, and Thousand Arms.

I was interested in taking these images out of a digital context and into a very traditional and physical photographic process. The cyanotype process allowed me to create brushy, rough surfaces and play with taking the digital into the physical in a labor intensive and historic procedure.