Allison Morris is a talented 22 years old fine art photographer living and working in the Greater Toronto Area. Allison received her BFA in Photography at Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, and spent her third year of study abroad as part of OCADUʼs Off-Campus Florence program in Italy. Her series ‘Pretty, Please’ are often self-portraiture and explore femininity, beauty, youth and identity.
This series of photographic self-portraits intends to emphasize and question the outlandish and nonsensical nature of ‘feminine’ objects and traditions – everything from hairstyles to body modification – the purpose of which is to shape and alter the authentic female form, and maintain a firm grasp on an otherwise fleeting youth.
– Allison Morris