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