One of the loftier aspirations that I have for my photography and art is to seek out, uncover and reveal the ‘real’ beauty of ‘real’ people, (as opposed to the plastic stereotypes that are served up by the media and in advertising), to portray people who are confident in their bodies, and not afraid to show themselves, lumps, bumps and all, but who may feel reserved or reluctant to flaunt themselves, or simply haven’t sought or found the opportunity to express it. recognising that not everyone is comfortable enough to be naked, I conceived of the idea of Anonymous Images, where the staging, a prop or other device provides a disguise and anonymity. I was amazed at how many friends and acquaintances were up for it.
Most of the photographs are set up in a simple
studio or in a home setting, indeed the mundane environment emphasise the qualities of strangeness, making them even more surreal.