“The emerging body” is a small series exploring the feelings of light in the dark. How it draws out and emphasizes a mood, lending hope and a classical, painterly touch to the storytelling – for me reminiscent of my first light inspirator, Caravaggio. But it is also a very personal symbol of my own journey from a body locked down by abuse and depression to learning to love the skin I’m in.
All images in this series were deliberately shot in our bathroom – probably the room where we are most vulnerable, naked in more than the literal sense. My intention was to show the raw and generally hidden side of depression and assault; the fight to stay on top which we don’t win every day….