Within Emily Soto's work 'Lovecraft,' Leila Goldkuhl is allowed to be a little girl for the day as stylist Cara Bloom dresses her in simple nightgowns with a touch of sparkle.
A mix of innocence and sensuality, this photo shoot mirrors that of a little girl as well as a woman. A grainy, black and white photo reveals Leila in a childish nightgown wearing a party hat and a sticker on her forehead. There is a Peter Pan-like quality to the photos. A lace bodysuit is worn in another photo to show the more sensual side, where the innocent aspect of the photograph is shed.
With doll-like expressions, glitter and a soft lens, Emily Soto looks at the transition of a young girl to a woman, while keeping child-like elements present in the photographs. The photos are both beautiful and alluring.