Leslie Johnson

I Cross My Heart

When deciding to take this photograph I wanted something very simple yet powerful. So I made my little sister get as bare as possible so I would have no distractions. I told her to look straight into the camera and she gave me a very serious determined face. I thought it was perfect but something was missing. So I made her cross her arms across her chest. This gave the photo the look of determination yet the vulnerability of having her hands crossed on top of her chest. It has the elements of simplicity and lines with the crossing of her arms.