For more than two decades as a professional photographer, my cameras allowed me to explore worlds that were not my own. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer and, faced with the bewildering and frightening world of my own mortality, I turned my
cameras on myself.
"Self Examination" is a series of self-portraits that explores my interior world of fear, pain, disfigurement, vanity, loss and recovery. The process became a way of dealing with all the emotions that were set aside. It also became a way of acquainting myself with my reconfigured body, because of course there is no getting back to the old self, only becoming comfortable with the new one.
So far the cancer has been beaten back. In my dreams I wear satin and lace.
"Self Examination" is available as a signed limited edition artist's book of words and images. The book has metal covers and comes in a brushed aluminum box. Click here to read a review of the book in "The Picture Professional."