welcome to my newsletter ~

Puberty Monthly

This newsletter will get you first dibs on

  • monthly updates on my personal work

  • new images from puberty

  • special events, talks, print sales etc

but more than anything, I want this to be a slower and more intimate web space, away from the increasingly fast-pace of social media - where I can share whatever I’m passionate about that month, whether it’s the song I’m listening to on loop at the moment, other artists you should check out, favorite snacks, that kind of stuff. Kind of like receiving an email from a friend.

The newsletter is free and will be delivered once a month directly to your inbox.

You can also keep up with me on my website & instagram at :

www.laurencephilomene.com

www. instagram.com/laurencephilomene


About me

I am a photographer based in Montreal, Canada. I make colourful work that centres queer and trans experiences, often through long-form and autobiographical projects.

My work is informed by my lived experiences as a chronically ill, non-binary transgender artist coming of age amid the rise of social media. Gaining an interest in image-making in my teenage years, I have used photography as a space to investigate masculinity and femininity, exploring how the two can co-exist outside of  gendered norms. My work celebrates trans existence and studies identity as a space in constant flux via high-saturated, cinematic and caring images.

Trough a process of mutual [and self] care, I create striking, intimate images that celebrate the beauty in everything as seen through a non-binary gaze. Instantly recognizable by my signature use of colour and ambient light, my photographs humanize identities that have been historically marginalized, and act as a love letter to my community.


About Puberty

Puberty is a self-portrait project which looks at the intimate and vital process of self-care as a non-binary transgender person undergoing hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). Shot over a period of two years, it combines surreal colours and mundane environments to document daily moments and slow, subtle physical changes occurring during my transition. Looking at transition as a non-linear process, Puberty challenges viewers to consider identity beyond binaries and pre-conceptions.

Having dedicated my practice to documenting non-binary lives over the last 5 years, Puberty allows me to dig deeper into what it means to reclaim autonomy over our stories as marginalized individuals. In addition to this, I work with the hope of providing representation to and solidarity with future generations of queer and trans individuals as they navigate institutional hardship and erasure.

Talk to you soon~