Illustration by  Liz Sux

Illustration by Liz Sux


Jaina Cipriano


I am a lover of color, stories and all spaces that exist between things.

I crave control while living for spontaneity. These elements come together when I am shooting. Creating alternate realities as a visual representation of emotions I have had trouble defining, my work takes the shape of the dream you wake up struggling to remember, only tasting the vivid edges while the center dissolves.

I love to work with my hands. I weld, sculpt, paint and build these photographs from nothing. I picked up a wrench two years ago and it was like holding a magic wand. I took to it like a fish to water, swimming my way to bigger and better sets.

Inspired by growth through childhood, the enduring mark of trauma and winding path we take to come to terms with our sexuality. I do not just take photographs. I craft immersive experiences for my models and capture their authentic reactions to these places. As they move and sweat beneath my movie set hot lights the emotions I captures are raw. The worlds may be fabricated yet the experience is anything but.

My work is serious but with humor in it, just as in life. A cheekiness to our suffering. You can either laugh or go mad. I choose to laugh.

See my work, get lost in the colors, laugh with me as the labyrinth of your past encompasses you.




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