I Am My Body

This Project has evolved from living in a disabled body all my life, leading me to explore the relationship between my own awareness of being, and the way others may perceive me as a disabled woman.

I am particularly intrigued by the paradoxes these images reveal: the sense of awkwardness my body has in motion coupled with gracefulness that is both unexpected and beautiful. By placing myself in front of the camera I am finally giving the viewer permission to stare at my body, in the hope that it forces a shift in attitude, and questions society’s perceptions about difference, and the ‘ideal’ body.

All the images in this series are 14 “x 14” archival silver gelatin photographs printed on 16" x 20" Ilford semi-matt paper and toned in gold. Edition of 10.