My Skin, My Body. “At the same time that I was working on my project Insatiable, I started My Skin, My Body. I photographed women in nature with no makeup and no retouching to their skin or body. I only did global color and tonal adjustments in post-production. At some point during each shoot, I would ask the model if there was a part of their physical appearance that they disliked or felt insecure about; with their permission, I took some shots focusing on that area and worked to frame it in a different light. I was blown away by each individual’s generosity in so openly sharing their vulnerability with me. I still feel honored to have had those moments, because I know it’s not easy to trust anyone with that vulnerability, let alone someone whom you’ve just met.
“I shared the work with an incredible writer named Laura La Rosa, who created an online magazine called udee. She had the great idea of interviewing the women I photographed and having their own words shared alongside their images, giving each subject more agency in her representation.”