I am intrigued by studying the female form from an anatomical perspective. I am also drawn to the idea of abstracting the figure in an unusual, grotesque way. There is little direction being given to my models behind the camera. Throughout this process I am highlighting personal insecurities and experiences amongst my models, which is also reflective and relatable to my viewers. My goal is to find the medium between this distorted approach to the figure while still creating a visually pleasing experience. The idea is that something does not have to be glorified to be beautiful, and that the female form is beautiful in itself. This is a message to encourage oneself to embrace one’s imperfections. These photos can be viewed as studies, explorations of the human form, a message about embracing insecurities, or all of the above.
Fairy Tale Dysmorphic Photography Series- Annalen Burnstein