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A Woman's Place

Model Courtney Coco


One need only to look at the recent, and all too frequent, misogynistic Olympic commentary to realize that our society still has a long way to go in viewing women as true equals. From equal pay, to the objectification of women, the path to equality is wrought with obstacles.


And yet women have come far as we have now have first woman nominated for President by a major political party, and in what should be an occasion to celebrate the achievement, many women, are not overly excited at the prospect of the nominee, for various and obvious reasons.


Politics is no easy place for either woman playing major roles in this year’s Presidential election. From being judged on body type, personality, clothing, demeanor, beauty, past discretions and aggressions, to whose wife is better looking comparisons-it’s an arena that few men would last a minute in.


I wanted to play with some themes from this year’s historic election in some of my photography and ordered various paraphernalia from each candidate’s campaign. Unfortunately, Mr. Trumps propaganda still has not arrived while Mrs. Clintons was delivered within 3 days of the order being placed. Perhaps that’s a telltale sign of who’s best prepared to run the country ha ha.


In this shoot with Courtney, we took some time and dedicated it to playing around with goods, and took a variety of shots. As I was looking through the images I found this one and thought it best summed up the challenges and emotions faced by women in the context of this election season.

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Taken on August 10, 2016