My face, my body and I are taking a journey on the path of self-discovery and acceptance.
I’ve just created a blog dedicated to a new photo project that will address my very complicated
relationship with my appearance. I suffer from BDD (in particular towards my face), and I was also diagnosed with an auto-immune disease years ago, so my disabled body is a big source of pain
and frustration. I know BDD can be really difficult to understand but
when I look into the mirror all I see is a misshapen, ugly, almost monstrous face starting back.
I’m going to try to take self-portraits on a regular basis to help
see myself with kinder eyes, accept my appearance (my face in particular) and embrace it. No
cosmetic retouching (just levels, and tones/color tweaking), because I want
to picture myself as I truly am.
I will also take pictures of my nude body (and tag the photos as “nude”), so if this isn’t something you’d like to see, feel free to disregard. I, myself, am not a modest person, so you can join, whether I know you or not. There’s already quite a few nudes of me floating on the internet as it is anyway.