When do we feel most empowered? when do you feel most confident? that moment when you are in “control of your life or a situation” … It is that moment when we do not feel marginalized, shy or with fear, instead you feel comfortable, in capacity and in disposition, ascertain, reassured, free to be and express yourself. Our sense of empowerment can take many forms that is reflected in the way we think, in how we speak, how we stand and move, how we treat ourselves and interact with others. It is reflected in how we touch and be touched, through our clothing and make up or just being naked. Moreover, is reflected when we create or destroy or when we help and support others, etc. The dimensions are multiple. Can these dimensions be captured naturally through photography? One thing is capturing what the photographer perceives a person to be in an empowered moment, interpreting a face, a posture, a context. Another is requesting a person to model to pose in an empowered moment as understood by the photographer. Yet another is to capture a moment when the person being photographed is actually feeling empowered. This last one is the one I am interested in and requires a collaborative work between the model and the photographer to allow the “sense of empowerment” to be expressed and to avoid the potential bias of the lens.

I personally feel in control and confident when doing or teaching yoga, and feel like yoga "asanas" (yoga postures) capture my feelings of empowerment, especially when I'm flowing in response to my feelings - Molly Horan
I personally feel in control and confident when doing or teaching yoga, and feel like yoga "asanas" (yoga postures) capture my feelings of empowerment, especially when I'm flowing in response to my feelings - Molly Horan
I find myself craving my yoga practice the most when I'm trying to work through conflict, feel "stuck" or confined by a situation, or searching for rejuvenation.
I find myself craving my yoga practice the most when I'm trying to work through conflict, feel "stuck" or confined by a situation, or searching for rejuvenation.
Through yoga, I feel like I'm able to express myself both physically and energetically.
Through yoga, I feel like I'm able to express myself both physically and energetically.
After practicing or teaching, I always feel more completely myself- more whole, more alive, more energetic, and more confident.
After practicing or teaching, I always feel more completely myself- more whole, more alive, more energetic, and more confident.
I think that's why I crave yoga so much when I'min times of doubt or uncertainty. So for me, yoga is part of my lifejourney and my life work
I think that's why I crave yoga so much when I'min times of doubt or uncertainty. So for me, yoga is part of my lifejourney and my life work
I think that through the physical practice I amable to be more completely true to myself and stay true to my internalcompass.
I think that through the physical practice I amable to be more completely true to myself and stay true to my internalcompass.
It's through the physical practice that I feel like I'm able to go deeper to my spiritual and energetic being-- feeling more fully connected to what matters most to me and be authentic to my true self.
It's through the physical practice that I feel like I'm able to go deeper to my spiritual and energetic being-- feeling more fully connected to what matters most to me and be authentic to my true self.
Kolkata, India
Kolkata, India
Mumbai Market
Mumbai Market
Susan Clinard (American Sculptor) at her studio May 2017
Susan Clinard (American Sculptor) at her studio May 2017
Kiara Matos (Venezuelan Ceramist) at her studio, 2017
Kiara Matos (Venezuelan Ceramist) at her studio, 2017
Blossom Shop
Blossom Shop
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Abbie Griffiths, English artist, storyteller, culture maker, beauty seeker. At her studio 2021
Día de asueto en Madrid…relativa calma en la encrucijada…
Día de asueto en Madrid…relativa calma en la encrucijada…
Viviendo del azar
Viviendo del azar
Amenizando al transeunte
Amenizando al transeunte
El Mexicano
El Mexicano
Por la plaza del Sol
Por la plaza del Sol
Buscando que leer...
Buscando que leer...
Illuminated...
Illuminated...
The Yellow Umbrella
The Yellow Umbrella
Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Imagine
Imagine
Street Painter
Street Painter
Occupy New Haven
Occupy New Haven
People X-ing Wanchai HK
People X-ing Wanchai HK
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Kolkata, India
Kolkata, India
Kolkata
Kolkata
Atention
Atention
African Immigrant in Paris...selling a dream March 2017
African Immigrant in Paris...selling a dream March 2017
NMS
NMS
Woman Urban Farmer in Fair Haven...growing resiliency in the city May 2017
Woman Urban Farmer in Fair Haven...growing resiliency in the city May 2017
Fisherman in Fair Haven...very proud of his catch May 2017
Fisherman in Fair Haven...very proud of his catch May 2017
Yolanda Adames: Venezuelan ceramist, singer & cultural promoter
Yolanda Adames: Venezuelan ceramist, singer & cultural promoter
Musician & Artist
Musician & Artist
Brenda Caldwell: Farmer
Brenda Caldwell: Farmer
Ye'kuana Leader
Ye'kuana Leader
Niño Yekuana en Jiakwaña, Alto Caura
Niño Yekuana en Jiakwaña, Alto Caura
Light studies
Light studies
Light studies
Light studies
Bobcat
Bobcat
Light studies
Light studies
Light studies
Light studies
Glass Olive: Light studies
Glass Olive: Light studies
Glass Olive: Light Studies
Glass Olive: Light Studies
Madelaine 2019
Madelaine 2019
Sangii 2019
Sangii 2019
Sangii 2019
Sangii 2019
Sangii 2019
Sangii 2019
Madelaine 2019
Madelaine 2019
Keira
Keira
Molly
Molly
Paris...a view from Montmartre
Paris...a view from Montmartre
Le Petit Palace_Paris 2017
Le Petit Palace_Paris 2017
Boulder Knoll
Boulder Knoll
Boulder Knoll
Boulder Knoll
Walking the trails of Sleeping Giant
Walking the trails of Sleeping Giant
Rio Caura...vista desde Trincheras
Rio Caura...vista desde Trincheras
East Rock Park over the Mill River
East Rock Park over the Mill River
Panorama East Rock Park January 2015
Panorama East Rock Park January 2015
50 Rockefeller Plaza
50 Rockefeller Plaza
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Artist: Leticia Galizzi
Dali sculpture
Dali sculpture
Artist: Susan Clinard. Girls at work
Artist: Susan Clinard. Girls at work
Artist: Susan Clinard. Tribute to Kathe Kollwitz
Artist: Susan Clinard. Tribute to Kathe Kollwitz
Artist: Susan Clinard. A Days Work
Artist: Susan Clinard. A Days Work
Artist: Susan Clinard. Work that guide
Artist: Susan Clinard. Work that guide
Artist: Susan Clinard. Shadess of red
Artist: Susan Clinard. Shadess of red
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Leticia Galizzi
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Irving Penn Vogue Magazine Inspired Figure Studies with Erica Jay
Banares
Banares
Washing clothes on the banks of the Ganges
Washing clothes on the banks of the Ganges
Washing clothes on the banks of the Ganges
Washing clothes on the banks of the Ganges
Washing clothes on the banks of the Ganges
Washing clothes on the banks of the Ganges
Cycle rickshaw
Cycle rickshaw
Coppersmith
Coppersmith
Shiva Lingam
Shiva Lingam
Chai maker
Chai maker
Lighthouse Carousel
Lighthouse Carousel
Double exposure
Double exposure
Cutoff
Cutoff
Double exposure
Double exposure
English Station Winter Night 2015
English Station Winter Night 2015
Sleeping Giant Forest Double exposre
Sleeping Giant Forest Double exposre
Susan Clinard "Space Within & Dignity"
The Salt Marsh Wall at Cold Spring School