A Year Engagement Statement
A Year Engagement (The Boy I’m Going To Marry)
These photographs were taken of my husband during the year we were engaged to be married. Raised by a single parent from age two, the concept of marriage was abstract to me. Now, I had agreed to embark on this eternal journey with this man without a concrete understanding of what it meant. The process of photographing my fiancé allowed me to methodically examine him like a specimen. By studying and dissecting the images, I thought about issues of marriage – identity, independence, co-dependence, companionship and sexuality. Over the year of our engagement, I gained a better understanding about myself, my decision and the boy I was going to marry.