new year, new changes

April 4, 2014

Donna, 020214.

Cutting off hair in ancient Asia (Japan, China, Korea, and possibly some other Asian cultures) symbolizes being banished or rejected from their home. In the more modern age that is now, cutting long hair into a short cut means to forget the past, leaving the old and starting anew. -- something I found floating around Tumblr

Can't believe I'm only posting these now. My very first shoot for 2014, and probably the most meaningful one I've done in a looong while. I don't know why, but as I was taking these photos, in a way, it felt just as cathartic for me as it was for Donna. Cutting hair is a big deal, for girls especially, so I'm really happy that Donna let me document the whole thing.

© oh my little girl Maira Gall.