2018
Red Lips
This publication is an exploration of a single object, red lips, and its many avenues. Such avenues include historical significance, cost, Hollywood, and gender.



BOOK ONE
Red Lips: A History —

A look into the influence of iconic wearers of red throughout history such as Queen Elizabeth I, Nefertiti, and Coco Chanel.

︎ Excerpts were borrowed from “Face Paint” by Lisa Eldridge
BOOK TWO
Rouge Université —

A collection of portraits and an insight into how wearing red lips can change perception depending on the individual.

︎ A closer look at the portrait series





BOOK THREE
Marilyn —

A photo essay and visual biography of Marilyn Monroe’s life in Hollywood and how her hyper-sexualized image was painted with rouge.
BOOK FOUR
The Cost of Red —

The cost of beauty is high. I interviewed the salespeople of luxury and affordable beauty brands and sought to understand the patterns of cosmetic buyers.