Peaceful Olive


An olive branch speaks for itself. It represents peace, a sign of unity, possibly even a gesture of hope or friendship. I wanted that symbolism to anchor this set of photos, and as such, I wanted to be incredibly intentional in the way I presented the model. Her seated position embodies one’s position while at rest, relaxed and quiet. Her hands, although crossed, are delicate even while offering a stable support to the plate—or offering—she is holding. Throughout the photos, her hands never clench to form a fist, but instead remain open and soft. In her posture and via her poses, she embodies the meaning of an olive branch: peace.