The Photographic Journal

Kimbra

Essay 23 • Dec 31st 2015

I love photographing Kimbra. She's sharp, charismatic, and not afraid to explore. She wrote to me a few years ago, when no one would write to me, and asked me to take her picture. We’ve been friends since. I have active friendships with the majority of people I shoot. They’re my peers – around my age with similar interests and a passion for photography – and I think that helps create a sense of intimacy in the photos.

Recently, Kimbra has been sharing more of her own self portraits online, and it is exciting to see how her relationship to photography is shifting. While making these images, we talked about photography, self portraits, and our own lives, and it is conversations like these that make me most inspired to shoot.

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn GriffinThe Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

The Photographic Journal | Essay 023: Kimbra by Carolyn Griffin

Carolyn Griffin lives and works in New York City. She started her career in photo editing at Time Magazine and has contributed to publications including New York Magazine, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, and Departures, and consulted for creative agencies including Laird + Partners, Baron & Baron, and Chandelier Creative. Currently, she is devoting her time to developing a photo project on body and identity.

Model: Kimbra Audrey