Walled In

by | Dec 5, 2019 | PHOTOGRAPHY

RVA Mag #38 is on the streets now! Here’s another article from the issue, a photo feature in which photographer Heaton Johnson and model Jessi Rosenberg explore tiny spaces as a metaphor for the arbitrary limits people attempt to place on art.

“When I approached Jessi to do this shoot, I didn’t have a clearly defined concept or purpose. While touring her home, the first thing that caught my eye was a wooden alcove in the master bedroom. The tightness of the space immediately evoked feelings of claustrophobia and discomfort.

“The feeling of being boxed in, confined to an area or even a category, has always made me incredibly uncomfortable. Most of my life has been spent trying to overcome real and perceived pressures to ascribe to certain parameters. I’m slowly overcoming these limitations; it felt right to have her do the same.” Heaton Johnson (@heatonjohnson)

Photos by Heaton Johnson. Model: Jessi Rosenberg

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Since 2005, the dedicated team at RVA Magazine, known as RVA Staff, has been delivering the cultural news that matters in Richmond, VA. This talented group of professionals is committed to keeping you informed about the events and happenings in the city.

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