I’ve always been someone who’s struggled with my appearance and body image it leaves me wondering why as a young woman this is one of my main worries. The ease of selfies and photo editing on smart phones is coming a popularity competition.
As humans there are all these added pressures to do things in a certain way when in fact there is no correct way to do ‘life’. There are so many obstacles and with the ease of social media and the internet there are so many more added pressures to become this idea of ‘perfect’. Advertising and the media have presented both males and females in an unrealistic way for years.
I chose to stage and make self-portrait photographs which reflect some of my most vulnerable and challenging times. They suggest that not everything that is always visible or can be clearly seen, that the lines between happiness and stability and life’s changes are blurred.