I have always been one who enjoys the fast rhythm of life, slowing down does not come naturally for me. When the pandemic started over a year ago the busy life I had previously known was quickly pulled from under me. A Quiet Grace depicts the gentle in-between moments that got me through the pandemic. In these photographs you see someone performing simple tasks like watering plants, pouring coffee and looking out a window while wearing vintage lingerie and nightgowns. These articles of clothing add a grace to the beauty of the passing moments. The acts represented are simple pleasures that I had taken for granted before the pandemic, but they are what kept my head above water during such an unknown time. I created this project through the lens of my Minolta x-370 on Kodak Portra 400 film. I used film as a way to help me slow down time and as a way to help myself stop and reflect.
As the pandemic starts to subside, I realize how lucky I am to have had those moments. Last year was such a blur so I photographed the moments that made me feel alive and helped me remember all the good that I had and held onto so tightly. By making visual representations of these moments, the situation only felt more real. Each photo feels more elegant than the next, calling out to me and pulling me back in even further. I look back at everything now and it all feels like it happened so long ago but simultaneously feels like just yesterday.