The term “male gaze” derives from the feminist theory of cinema and refers to the depiction of women from the male perspective, where women are presented as idealized objects, meant for the pleasure of the heterosexual male viewer. In cinema, the term may refer to the gaze of the male director, character and/or viewer.
In response, the term “female gaze” describes the perspective of a female creator, female character, female viewer.
Considering the representation of women in all media as inadequate, limited and restrictive, I direct and photograph women of my innermost circle, each in her own reality, without idealizations. The “Female Gaze” series consists of photos of women, each starring, as herself, in a frame of a daily, private moment, looking for the gaze that will give space for greater intimacy, access to the finer shades, see beyond the female form to the human existence inside it.