Northside artist Jenna Morrisey merges her artistic talents in photography and fashion design in an exhibit that runs through February at Stir Crazy Café. Her sumptuous photographs of Richmond women dressed in glamorous outfits and exotic headdresses she created were shot in various locations throughout Richmond. Her interests include architecture photography, abstract figurative images, and fiber crafts.
“My work falls between portrait, theatre, and fashion photography,” Jenna says. “Exploring glamour through photography is one of my interests. In this series I created the costumes—some of which are entirely hand-sewn, and others that I embellished—and then chose a setting that fits the theme. One of my strongest interests in portrait photography is transformation. From the use of subtle makeup to enhance someone’s natural beauty to an elaborate look and dramatic makeup that transforms the person. I use different fabrics with a variety of textures . . . to create an elegant feel.”
A reception for Jenna will be held the last week in January—date to be announced. You may contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.