ODE: an exploration of the dynamics of female friendship

One of the reasons I started ODE was to, quite literally, give an ode to sisterhood and female friendship. I’ve been amazed by the power and togetherness of women my whole life and continue to be so. Especially the bond and connection that I often feel and see between women has been important to me. It struck me that this bond is often represented in (popular) media as ‘toxic’, dramatic or hostile. Or there is even no attention for female friendship at all... I wanted to create a document of photographs that would show a different side of friendship, without losing honesty. I’ve been photographing couples of best friends, twenty-five so far and still going, on the streets and in their homes to try to explore the dynamics of female friendship and capture what that may look like.

In process (2019-...)