The Seven Sins

This photo series was one of the most difficult to complete and expose. It required a lot of self-reflection, studying of the Seven Deadly Sins, and the courage to expose a lot about myself through images, which is not something I’m normally comfortable doing. I was born into a very strict and traditional Roman Catholic family; my life included attending church every Sunday, sometimes three to four days a week, receiving all the sacraments, and attending Catholic school from pre-school to 12th grade.

In these seven images, I’m depicting a modern version of the Seven Deadly sins through my eyes and how I see or commit these sins. Growing up I was never taught about them (or why they’re harmful to our souls), I was just told not to do them. After doing this series I’ve been more conscious of how to be more aware of the harm I could be doing to others, and myself. These depictions of the sins are inspired by things I’ve done, experienced, or seen in my life, and a few of these images are inspired from reading Dante’s Inferno. After doing this series I’ve been practicing how to be more aware of the harm I could be doing to others, and especially myself.