The Woman Behind One Street Shy – Jennifer Allison

Virginia Woolf once wrote an essay entitled Street Haunting that resonated so deeply within me,  I read it over ten times.  She described leaving the confines of her house as a sense of freedom, as, “The shell-like covering which our souls have excreted to house themselves, to make for themselves a shape distinct from others, is broken, and there is left of all these wrinkles and roughnesses a central oyster of perceptiveness, an enormous eye.”

My photographs, writings, drawings, and paintings are simply the stories and images behind my “enormous eye” and I hope you enjoy them. You can find more of my writing at The American Mag: InItalia online at under the column Lost in Translation.