Dalia Amara
Shapely Blue Vase, 2015

Shapely Blue Vase, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Personified Office Chair, 2015

Personified Office Chair, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Instant Red Hair, 2015

Instant Red Hair, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Music Playing in the Kitchen, 2015

Music Playing in the Kitchen, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Green Undertones, 2016

Green Undertones, 2016
Archival Pigment Printt

Hairclips Morph, 2015

Hairclips Morph, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

River in the Shape of Me, 2015

River in the Shape of Me, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Home for the Holidays, 2015

Home for the Holidays, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Straight Across Bangs, 2015

Straight Across Bangs, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

My makeup on my phone after a long call, 2016

My makeup on my phone after a long call, 2016
Archival Pigment Print

Hairpins, 2015

Hairpins, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Portal, 2016

Portal, 2016
Archival Pigment Print

My Hair Getting in the Way of the Flash, 2016

My Hair Getting in the Way of the Flash, 2016
Archival Pigment Print

Ouroboros Labyrinth, 2015

Ouroboros Labyrinth, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Hugging a Balloon, 2015

Hugging a Balloon, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Suggestive Decor, 2015

Suggestive Décor, 2015
Archival Pigment Print

Doubles Doubled

At the root of contemporary desire is photography. Inspired by my new marriage, I use our apartment, as well as my husband and myself to examine and/or question the codes of desire in relation to the everyday. I aim for images that are anxious, awkward, and flawed while still aesthetically-pleasing. Using mostly objects, I anthropomorphize them for the means of psychological projection but also to the benefit of absurdity and humor. I often subject these objects to the same physical and virtual manipulation inherent from our (society's) codes. Through using anthropomorphism, I relate the pressures often placed on both the domestic, and our bodies to meet unrealistic ideals.