Innocence and femininity through Senior Olivia Loaiza’s lens

Shelby Mumford April 20, 2016 Comments Off on Innocence and femininity through Senior Olivia Loaiza’s lens
Innocence and femininity through Senior Olivia Loaiza’s lens
Olivia Loaiza '16, based her photography on Sofia Coppola's adaption of the Virgin Suicides. She was inspired by Coppola's use of soft tones and grainy textures. Photographer: Olivia Loaiza '16.

Olivia Loaiza ’16 threw it back to the 1990s and used color film to emphasize the grain and rawness of innocence and femininity in her senior photography exhibition April 12 – 18.

Olivia Loaiza '16 with one of her models, Siena Deck, at the Exhibition Opening. Photographer: Marya Alford.

Olivia Loaiza ’16 with one of her models, Siena Deck at the Exhibition Opening. Photographer: Marya Alford.

Loaiza showcased her passion for film photography in the Upstairs Gallery, where she displayed photographs of her friends in gardens as a part of her Senior Photography Exhibit.

Loaiza fell in love with film photography after her first photography class at Archer in eighth grade.

Her exhibition was inspired by Sofia Coppola’s adaption of “The Virgin Suicides,” which she read in her Novels to Film class.

Loaiza used color film to emphasize the grain and rawness of her images.

“I tried to incorporate the soft colors and tones [Coppola] uses in her film,” Loaiza wrote in her artist statement.

“I was trying to capture the essence of youth, adolescence and femininity during these teenage years,” Loaiza said.

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