küss den frosch*
The photography project küss den frosch represents acceptance. It is the journey of a woman who has lost her hair, bound to live in a society where hair is a symbol of femininity, seduction and identity.
Divided into eight chapters, this journey is an ordinary pursuit of happiness. She wants to to feel beautiful, to be attractive to others, as if this was the formula to happiness. Only later does she realize that she is already beautiful and that happiness did not depend on her appearance.
She starts to reexamine her life, specifically her childhood and realises that her way of thinking was mistaken. It becomes a long search for identity. In the end, she understands something revolutionary: that it is always possible to change perspective. She had to give herself permission.
* küss den frosch : scene from the fairy tale The Princess and the Frog by the Brothers Grimm