Pretty Hurts

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Pretty Hurts by Elise Anstey

Artist’s Statement: In this photo, I used a double exposure technique to showcase many sides of my friend Andrea. She’s beyond beautiful and that is how most people see her—with only superficial beauty. As a first generation immigrant, her life is actually very complicated. I placed leaves over her to obscure some of her beauty and to provide an image that is more shattered, just like the pieces of her.
Elise Anstey
Elise Anstey is a junior at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington. Her activities range from the school social committee and working at a local pizza parlor to volunteering for an organization that provides support to homeless youth. Elise enjoys photography and writing and is most often seen taking portraits of her friends.