“The emerging body” is a series about exploring the feelings of light in the dark. On a superficial level, how light draws out and emphasizes a mood, and lends a classical, painterly touch to the storytelling reminiscent of Caravaggio. But most importantly, it is a personal exploration of my journey from a body locked down by abuse and depression to learning to love the skin I’m in. It is a way of shining a light on the usually hidden breakdowns during years of healing – and thus it is healing in itself, by turning the camera on myself, teasing myself out of an introvert shell, and learning to actually SEE the beauty in the skin, flesh and blood I consist of. Even when at my most vulnerable.