This photography series focuses on the concept of 'The Body As Document', investigating the subject of scars; how they map memories on the body and effect body confidence.
I challenge the 'ideal body' by exposing and stitching around model's scars to highlight and dignify them. The stop-motion hand stitching symbolises suturing the subject’s confidence back together, provoking thoughts about body image and self-love. Seeing these highly personal features up close, and hearing the stories behind them, can feel like being let in on a secret. By recognising that scars are just memories mapped on your body that help document your life, people can be inspired to make peace with their physical selves and be confident in their body. The choice of black backgrounds make it look as though the subjects are emerging out of the shadows - revealing and reclaiming their bodies.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY - HAND STITCHING - STOP MOTION VIDEO - COLLECTING STORIES