Stories of the Body

The human body is one of the most complex things in the world. It can accomplish an endless amount of activities, transformations, and a plethora of other things. However, I am specifically interested in the ability the body has of telling stories. Without muttering a single word we can understand a certain level of someone's life experiences through just looking at aspects of their body. Scars, birthmarks, stretch marks, freckles, moles, tattoos, etc. are all different things that tell of a particular time, experience, or story of a person's life. It is up to the individual to tell the entire story/meaning behind each thing however, even without those extra details, we are still able to create a connection and understand a little more of that person all without the use of words. In this piece and series I wanted to represent this by photographing a models scars, tattoos, birthmarks, etc. to try and create a connection between the viewer and unknown model.

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