I don’t remember where I first saw a photo by Anastasia Cazabon. I would say Pinterest, but she’s actually local; she lives in Cambridge and attended Massachusetts College of Art and New England School of Photography, so maybe I found her some other way. In any case, I’ve posted 20 of her works here; a mix of recent photographs and images from years past. As you can see, if you follow my ARTmonday posts, they’re just the sort of subject matter I love—girls, kinda blurry, cropped figures, slightly odd, a bit of a story.
According to Guildless Milwaukee, who also featured her work, Anastasia Cazabon is the youngest of three sisters. (Now the images start to make sense!) When she was just five, her two sisters went off to college, and Cazabon began making up a world of imaginary friends and adventures. She says, “My images are recreations of my childhood fantasies. Some are exaggerated and some are completely made up, but all are based on the feelings I had as a child. These are private moments in a young girls life, memories that usually fade over time.” Her most recent work explores the relationships between adolescent females, like rivalry, competition, loyalty, and love. She hopes the viewer is able to relate to the images and create their own narratives.