She states, “my work seeks to reverse the traditional view of the feminine as ‘other’ (as defined by Simone de Beauvoir), by creating an entirely feminine space. In this context, masculinity is no longer the accepted neutral”. We spoke to her about her about the significance of hair in her ongoing series, Me vs Others, where she photographs different people dressed to resemble her.
Can you tell us about the concept of the series Me vs Others? The original idea behind this series was two-fold; I wanted to be able to take self-portraits without actually having to use my own body, and explore what physical items I associated with ‘me’. At times I’ve done this in a very literal way, hiding my models’ faces and pretending that the image is really a photo of me. Other times I’ve incorporated elements of the people I’m photographing into the image, to blend their identity with mine. The series also serves as a way to project this idealised view of myself, of who and where I would want to be (superficially) in a perfect world.