Lauren Poor’s Striking ‘Shrines’ Photos Evoke Girlhood Spirituality

Photographer Lauren Poor’s vibrantly colored artwork taps into a sort of girlhood subconscious, creating a more intense than delicate dream world decked out in feminine ephemera like makeup, flowers, and fairy wings. In her 2012 project Shrines (spotted via Bust), this aesthetic takes on a spiritual bent, placing photos of girls and boys in frilly clothing and surreal face paint inside homemade shrines of cardboard, paint, and candles that evoke the trappings of religions from around the world. Click through to view the series, and visit Poor’s website — as well as Rookie — to see more of her work.

Photo credit: Lauren Poor. Courtesy of the artist.