Photo by  Jinni J

Photo by Jinni J


As Cindy Popp, I use found objects, clothing, and makeup to transform myself into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. Finding examples of women--particularly women of color--using makeup and fashion to take control of their own image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive to men can be very hard to find and I want to fill that void. I’m interested in an exaggerated version of femininity, with notes of pop culture and drag. My influences are fashion editorials, makeup artists on Instagram, B movies, clowns, and comedy.

I always want my photos to be imperfect, indulgent, and a little gross.