film photo printed in matte photo paper, with a hand woven abaca boarder
Hayahay means tranquility or "to relax" in Siarganon, Siargao Island's native dialect. In States of Cadence, Natalia aims to normalize the expression of the body, to rid society of judgement towards the woman’s body. This is a movement towards equality, giving the woman the same freedom to express her body as men. These photos also bring us back to the past, when nudity and living in nature was normal, before colonialism changed our ways of thinking.