In my artwork I show teenagers with their babies because this is something that has impacted my life so far. When a teenager has a baby, she has to start her entire life from zero since teen moms don’t have any previous experiences on how to raise a baby. Since I was sixteen years old some of my close friends began to get pregnant. All of them have to put their dreams aside for a long time. Nowadays, I have so many friends that are going throughout this complicated situation of having a baby at a young age. In my work I show how even though it is not easy and each one has her own story to tell, all of them have accomplished their goals with a lot of effort and dedication.
In the course of my work, as Stephen Shore did, I ask each person before I photograph them. My favorite thing about doing this work is going to my friends’ houses and interviewing them before I take two pictures to each mother with their child. One of the pictures shows mothers interacting with their kid, this picture is demonstrating how no matter what they are happy and love their kid. The other picture shows something that the each mother thinks has been bad about having a kid as a teenager.What they had learned about it or How complicated it is. How their life had changed. Interactions withtheir kids.
My current work grows out based on life experience. I was exploring different situations. In some situation teen moms emotions towards their child and how proud they were of having a baby at a young age. And, others show frustration, fatigue, sadness, boredom, how having a child is not making them able to go out and party, how preparation for a higher education is harder, also most of them are not enough patience to raise a kid, or even how they don’t have time to spend with their own family and ofcourse with some friends.