Women's bodies have been photographed since people have been taking photographs. And yet they are mostly seen through the eyes of a man, as they have mostly been photographed by men. As something beautiful to be captured. When women look at their bodies in the mirror, however they see themselves as summation of all of their flaws, trying to be the beautiful image they have seen in other photographs of women, taken mostly by men. This project is a work-in-progress attempt to experiment with what happens when a woman photographs another woman, looking for something beyond what we see in the mirror every day.
I take my camera into the private houses and apartments and backyards of real women and photograph them in their real lives, in their real clothes, without photoshop or retouching. It is an intimate experience which is then shared publicly. It is vulnerable and also powerful; part of this project is understanding that those two things, particularly with woman, are two sides of the same coin.