First – It goes without saying that I am beyond thankful for the fact that cleaning, laundry, menstrual management, and the guilt of constantly ordering takeout are the worst of my current “complaints.” My privilege is not lost on me, especially in this era of racial and social inequality, punctuated by a pandemic.
I created this small series as a reaction to my own burnout. I’d just come off an incredibly busy fall/holiday photography season, had been feeling the effects of seasonal affective disorder, and was overwhelmed by the repetitiveness of almost a year of physical distancing during a pandemic. While there’s a bit of a light-hearted nod to the monotonous tasks that make up the majority of my days, these photos were also a way for me to get out of my rut and make something completely different from my usual work.
Some art therapy, if you will.
Allison Corinne is a maternity, newborn, and creative portrait photographer in Bethesda, MD. She was raised by her Dominican Roman Catholic mother and WASPy father, and chose images from both traditions as inspiration for these photos.
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