Two years of photographing my own body has taught me-there is always a new angle to be found…
What a surprising discovery.
I was close to giving up the self portrait project, because pain makes the simplest things; holding a camera (or a paintbrush) steady, looking into a view finder, holding a pose, even snapping a shutter-a real challenge, if not impossible.
If each of these images is a self-discovery, together they tell a story. Before 2009 I was continually distracted by school, relationships, injuries, illness, other peoples projects, my own fearfulness & lack of discipline.
Now I want only to devote myself to my art and art modeling career.
I have no children, husband, or boss. Chronic illness symptoms may sometimes slow the process, but they do not interfere with actual creativity. I’m obsessed as always -with both photography and the female form. But not just my own. Yesterday I felt relaxed & confident with functioning camera equipment in my hand.
Its time to bring some one else’s body into the picture…