Old top that I don't like wearing in public anymore as it took me too long to realise that if I lean over I flash my bra/boobs, trousers that I wore out once in public but felt self-conscious wearing so they are now in the homewear only pile (with toothpaste stains as I can't seem to brush my teeth without making a mess anymore), 2 pairs of slippers (one - my pair - not really visible, boyfriend's pair visible), no makeup (haven't worn any makeup since July, wore makeup twice last year - once for a costume party and once for 1 wedding out of 3 that I attended), brushed hair that I washed yesterday (it's usually every 4ish days), hairy legs as I haven't 'dealt' with them since February (I went on holiday to warmer climates) and a hot water bottle for period pain as I try to avoid painkillers as much as possible (except when it comes to tooth pain - wisdom tooth removal is not pleasant).
Also hidden: Bracelet that I made when I was a teenager, a watch (boyfriend's one that he gave to me after my similar one broke - which was identical to one I bought in 2009, my parents also wear similar watches), a bra (fairly old, I hate bra shopping so I usually just wear the ones that my mum gets me for Christmas), armpit hair (my skin is sensitive, shaving is too much work and epilating hurts so I'm going to try to embrace the neatly trimmed armpit hair look this summer whilst being self-conscious about it), 2 x temporary medicated fillings (I've never been to the dentist as many times as I have this year), permanent fillings (wish I had looked after my teeth better - can't be bothered to go and count them in the mirror), pants (I've never been into small underwear, these ones I don't wear very often but I need to wash my clothes - they are meant to be not be visible through clothes but I still see them under the new trousers I bought so I'm too self-conscious to wear those too), pubic hair (I've never understood the prepubescent look/can't be bothered with more pain), menstrual cup (wish I had bought one years before I did) and a liner (because the cup still isn't perfect).
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Photograd is an 'online platform documenting the journey of photography graduates from UK based courses'. They did a feature on my work last year for the launch of their site and to celebrate their first birthday they currently have an exhibition at the University of Suffolk's Arts Café.
The show runs until Mid-April and has one of my pictures from Amalgamated Anomalies in it.
Installation image of some of the work at the Arts Café from Photograd's blog.
(From left to right: Liam Collins, Christina Stohn, Victoria Chetley, Marie-Louise Garratt, Jocelyn Allen, Leticia Batty, Matt MacPake, Alastair Bartlett)
If you happen to be in Denver, Colorado from now until the 22nd April then you can see a couple of the prints of mine that were embroidered by Stacey Page at Process: The Altered Photo at the Helikon Gallery, as part of Denver's Month of Photography.
A new website and a new project! I put together my last website when I was finishing my BA in 2010, so it's a bit overdue...
Sofa Studies was a project that I intended to be a lot smaller than it is. My edits tend to be quite big and I liked the idea of doing a smaller, 10 image series but it grew bigger than it. I have a habit of starting projects in Decembers - only one of which made the final cut so it consists of one image from 2016 and the rest are from this year.
Since moving to London in late 2010 I have primarily taken self-portraits in my bedroom (a big exception being Neblina, which was to overcome my phobia and anxiety regarding working outside), but after moving in 2016 I now have a living room as a 'studio'. So the project was a challenge to see what I could create around the sofa as well as 'celebrating' the move out of the bedroom to the living room. It also continues my work about self-esteem, in particular with the two photos below referring to those bodies that you envy that can actually look unflattering once you breathe out or change your posture.