Soft Shells is a photography portrait series that catalogs an individual with every item of clothing they own. This work arises from my interest in artiﬁciality, visual power relationships and indexing a person through their belongings. Through this series I aim to explore the tension point between a person’s curated individuality and my personal manipulation of their aesthetic. Soft Shells speaks to human vulnerability, trust, power and control relations of visual interpretation.
Libby is an artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She works primarily in photo and video art as the realism of these mediums allow her to stage or recreate moments that reference social culture. Her work relies on the involvement of others. She loves connecting with people and providing opportunities for collaboration and odd experiences.