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Via her enchanting poetry and self-portraiture, Jaeda offers an intimate glimpse into her; sensuality, survivor issues, tragedies and triumphs. As she gracefully bares her body and unravels her soul. Her haunting poetry whispers from the blackness . . . every turn of the page, offering another facet - of this complicated woman.
*this book contains artistic nudity*
*book includes 22 full-bleed images and 11 poems
I am a self-taught taught artist that discovered my passion for photography, back in 1995, while writing my first book, "Haunting Hands". A book initially intended to be a collection of poems i had written about surviving a difficult childhood. I decided it would feel more personal if i created the cover for the book myself. Shortly thereafter, i purchased a camera and turned my living room into a makeshift studio. I did a series of self-portraits and then another and another. The process of creating and putting myself in front of the camera felt cathartic, liberating and healing. My book transformed into a, survivor-orientated, photographic essay and that started me down the path to becoming a photographic artist. I have produced cover art for books, playbills, collective fine art books and have had several exhibits of my work in New York, including the Hofstra Museum. Learn more about my creative process via the Q & A page: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jaedadewalt/journal/69452