ONE IN THE SAME

ONE IN THE SAME explores the key themes of portraiture, identity and body image. Through self-portraits and portraits of others, I focused on the areas of the body in which the subjects considered to be their flaws as well as what society considers to be a flaw. I used different fabrics which acted as a blanket of security for the subjects to visually show the frustration people have with themselves and more importantly their bodies. When areas of the body are often associated as being flawed or imperfect, there is a lot of anxiety, fear and pressure to conceal and cover those areas. I captured images of the times when we feel more confident in our bodies, the times when we can disregard these unwanted and unsolicited comments from others on what the ‘perfect’ body should look like and to fully celebrate our bodies just the way they are.