Coalescence explores issues of identity, relationships, and intimacy. The series derived from an interest in investigating the transformation that results from overcoming perceptions of inadequacy within the self. Skin and gesture communicate a shared vulnerability and growth as the two figures become one throughout the series. The incorporation of hair, acts as a personal and universal symbol of identity. Crochet forms demonstrate the strength and malleability of hair, which reflect a sense of growth and transformation. The images were photographed with a Holga and instant film back allowing for soft focus and vignette to invite the viewer to witness the evolution from fear to connection within a relationship.