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Lis McMahon Photography 

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Jenni, 37. 2016. © Lis McMahon Photography. Happy to share another amazing woman's "Gardens" portrait and story. Jenni's flora and fauna items are Yellow Lilies, Dahlias, Artichokes and Red Morning Glories. You can find the accompanying story on my Facebook page at Lis McMahon Photography. #feminist #lismcmahon #gardens #amazingwomen #feminism #feministphotographer #stories #fineart #fineartphotographer #fineartphotography #photography #flowers #portraits

Excited to announce that two of my Gardens portraits are being exhibited in the Group Show "Flowers, Plants & Gardens" opening today at Gallery25N online (Gallery A). Here is the link to the YouTube video of the works in the show! You can find my two portraits, Shelby, 25 and Nicole, 22, at the 5:23 mark but please check out the other stunning artwork from different types of artists included! http://gallery25n.com/FlowersPlantsGardens-2017.html
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Here is the first image in the series "Gardens" so excited to finally share these! Shelby, 26. 2017 �© Lis McMahon. Thank you Shelby for sharing your story! This project would be impossible without brave women like you.
Flowers: Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Peony & Hops. "I remember crying in the dressing room as I tried on women’s clothing with size large labels in 8th grade. I wished I could just be another size. I became a slave to size labels and let it define my worth. I became bulimic at age 12 but went through years of being up and down in weight. By 18 I went into rehab weighing 80lbs. They wouldn’t even let me walk afraid my heart would give out. I went through cycles of starving myself, binging and purging, self-harm and feeling suicidal. I still have to be vigilant even as an adult it’s an addiction and it never goes completely away. We are sold such a bunch of bullshit as women. I’m pregnant with my daughter and I’m glad I’m seamstress. She will always have clothing that fits her body perfectly and won’t be defined by a label. I want her to think clothing is meant to be tailored to fit her body not vice versa." #gardens #lismcmahon #fineartphotographer #photography #photooftheday #womensstories #women #eatingdisorders #girdle #mother #daughter #pregnant #flowers #languageofflowers #feminism #feministphotographer #art #fineartphotography #brave #stories #overcoming #ranunculus #peony #sweetpea #hops #fighter #nolabels

I will FINALLY be releasing the completed Gardens images this week on social media both through Facebook and Instagram! Before I do so however, I wanted to share the artist statement for the project so you can get a better understanding of what this project truly is about! Thank you as well to the lovely Emily Rose Artistry for the beautiful work she did on creating the drawings that grace the cover of my portfolio and the glossary for the project! “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” –William Shakespeare Gardens is a Fine Art series that examines the intimate personal stories of women. This project is about the female experience, our struggles, societal expectations and our own ideals of womanhood. This series takes those ideas and beliefs and creates a garden that symbolizes each subject’s own personal story. These gardens are crafted using “florigraphy” and the Victorian era “Language of Flowers” so that each piece of the created garden has a specific meaning to each subject’s story. During the Victorian Era it was extremely taboo to discuss emotions and feelings in person with another. Instead, they developed this intricate system of conversations through the meanings they attributed to flowers and plants. Each item meant something specific and when placed with different items into a bouquet created a conversation of sorts. Additionally, modern interpretations of flora and fauna (florigraphy) and the emotional weight they have based on historical, medical and mythological uses of the flowers and plants. This creates dual layers of meaning through the symbolic use of them weaving the stories of each woman. #gardens #women #womensstories #feminism #feministphotographer #womensissues #victorian #photography #fineart #lismcmahon #flowers #plants #meaning #conversation

It's been an amazing week in San Francisco! I presented my project "Gardens" for Final Thesis Review and I passed! Saw my work hanging in a special graduate gallery show at 625 Sutter. Then today I graduated from the Academy of Art University with my Masters of Fine Arts in Photography! The last 5 years have really been a dedication to strengthening my work not only technically but really conceptually. I've found my voice as an artist and that's a powerful gift! Congrats to my fellow peers who graduated today as well and a truly warm thank you to the wonderful professors in the Graduate Photography program at Academy of Art University! #mfa #photography #mastersoffineart #photographer #graduate #grad #graduatestudent #artist #voice #aau #academyofartuniversity #gardens #galleryexhibit #lismcmahon #lismcmahonphotography

Salutations! Welcome to Lis McMahon Photography a page that will feature my photographic work as a fine art artist! Please stay-tuned for the week of May 15th, 2017 where I will be releasing my project "Gardens" first 19 images in a series that looks at the collective story of womanhood! Next week I present my thesis project to the Graduate School of Photography at Academy Art University in San Francisco! Then next Thursday I graduate with my MFA in Photography. Also my work will be presented at an invite only graduate exhibit! It's an exciting time! I'm so ready to share with you all what I've poured all myself into the last few years as well as all the amazing women who have shared their stories with me and entrusted me with their intimate stories. It's been an honor! #fineart #fineartphotographer #lismcmahon #photographer #artist #women #womanhood #stories #tellitloud #aau #graduatestudent #mfa #galleryexhibit #sanfrancisco #thesis #honored

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