Stereotype addresses that a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. The photographic series playfully explores this complex, emotional and humorous relationship between a woman and her hair. With the onset of a new haircut, Stereotype highlights the transformative process of a woman altering her physical appearance. Each image is a performance of lively possibilities, displaying snippets of who a woman could be and how her life might change. In the presence of her new hair, she can let go of the past and what makes her feel safe, confronting her fears to embrace the unknown. Stereotype is the potential variations of this woman, as she crafts her identity through the shapeshifting qualities of hair.
Model: Liza Bendera
Illustrations: Juliana Dmytryshyna