Josephine’s photographic work is more than just simple photographs, they are primarily very personal, a kind of self-expression. You look at her photos, while recognizing her thoughts, her emotions and her feelings. Everyone needs an outlet to express their feelings and inner states, for some it is the poetry and literature, for many it is the music, and for others it is photography, as with Josephine.
It is her way to express herself and not to pretend, but rather to present herself like she is, a form of self-expression. In addition, her pictures are like a performance, like a dance, and if you know Josephine’s professional background, then you understand why. Having formerly been a ballet dancer, she currently lives and works in Rochester, NY, as an artist in fine art photography.
She works, inter alia, with self-portraits because of the inspiration and spontaneous ideas she gets from them. Issues such as loneliness, isolation, fear, and transformation are always taken up by Josephine in her work and made into scenes which illustrate, enchant, discover, and ultimately inspire. For me, the work of Josephine already is among the highlights of my discoveries this year, because they are brutally honest and open, inspiring, and so refreshingly different from the general mainstream of images.