When we were given the theme The Other Side for the Adobe Creative Photo Jam at 7AM a few weeks ago, we had just nine hours to concept and shoot exactly what that meant to each of us. For me, especially in America’s current political climate,“The Other Side” represents the other side of America’s normal, yet outdated and often false, understanding of feminine nature.
I had a crew and a few amazing models on hold. We quickly got to work: Karis, an androgynous queer artist. Lauren, a gorgeous woman. Olive and Lulu, adorable little girls. And Wanda, a fabulous poodle. We chose a slightly disturbing, purely American location and prop styling and purely American, though misappropriated, garb. Then we pushed through the borders of their femininity, the borders of how they are usually perceived by others, to their other side.
Tamar Levine is an LA-based filmmaker and photographer. After receiving a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design, Tamar went on to create commercials, videos, and photo campaigns for a wide range of fashion, music, and commercial clients including Warner Bros Records, Flaunt Magazine, Nylon Magazine, and many more. Her work has won numerous awards including ADC Young Guns, New Exposure by Vogue, Redx & Bottega Veneta, and Communication Arts.