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The Makeout Project

I put on lipstick, then make out with a person. Moments later I make a photograph of them with my lipstick on their face.

The result is a portrait not only of the subject but of me and the moment as well. I invite viewers to dive in to each image and try to imagine the kiss that preceded. I want the work to ask questions about human intimacy and the nature of kissing itself.

 
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One of Our Most Fabulous Friends
 
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Maybe We Should Date
 
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Woe, The Horror She Hath Witnessed
 
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A New Life in Jacksonville
 
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If I Forget Everything Else, I Will Remember Her Outfit
 
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I'd Say About A Seven
 
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Happy Kissing, and God Bless
 
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Cardiac Dysrythmia
 
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Please Hold on to The Johnson
 
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Once Naked Together in A Parking Lot
 
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Scorpio Rising
 
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The Girl with My Mom's Name Didn't Have Much to Say
 
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Frozen Under A Dark Cloth
 
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I'm Sorry but You're So Fine
 
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Here, I'll Take The Shoes
 
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He Must have Loved Us
 
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Deep Deep Philosophy
 
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Constant Jabbering
 
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It Was Surprisingly Easy to Make Out With Lauren Dodge's Mom
 
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The Smallest Slice of Revenge
 
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Should I Clean Up or Do You Want Me Dirty
 
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She Hurts My Feelings
 
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This Is The Best Day of Your Life
 
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Friend of A Friend of An Acquaintance
 
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Happy Birthday to Us
 
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I'll Make Out with Your Whole Family (Part III)
 
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A Collection of Vowels
 
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On Her Way To or From Work
 
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Right in Front of His Wife
 
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They Think I'm An Alien
 
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I Whispered I Hope I Ever See You Again
 
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Some Dumb Shakespeare Quote About Dreams and/or Trembling Lips
 
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When I Pulled Away I Could Tell She Wasn't Quite Finished
 
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I Apologize For My Crippling Insecurity
 
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My First
 
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Not A Single Ship Sank
 
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I Never Did Buy Her That House I Promised
 
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This Is Private Property
 
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Rolanda Barthes
 
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Seems Like Forever Since BJ Month
 
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Not So Easy, Is It?
 
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You Wanna Make Out with My Baby Don't You
 
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It Took Me A Long Time to Work up The Nerve to Make Out with Lauren Dodge's Boyfriend
 
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Pony, Just Pony.
 
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Almost One Year After Her Birthday
 
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In The Cold Moments Before Circus Class
 
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She Could Pass for 29 Easy
 
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Merry Christmas to Me
 
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If 27-Year-Old Me Could See This He'd Freak Right Out