lauren nakao winn, photography, lauren winn, self portrait

I am an alchemist, an anthropologist. I synthesize the elements
to construct an image of the souls I see, a study on what makes
eyes blink, mouths exhale, fists clench, and skin sear.

Intensity is everywhere. I am bound to it; to pursue it, capture
it, share it, perpetuate and inspire.

I am driven by what has always driven youth. Passion can burn
but also exist in timid and vulnerable intimacy. Every phase of
it is the most beautiful way to let yourself be consumed. I am
dedicated to letting it do so as long as breath fills my lungs.

Clean, edgy, subtle, and resonant are my visual cues. With
eager eyes I will create the lightning worth watching during a
storm, capture the sun that emerges after the rain.