I recently finished my SKIN project – which highlighted imperfections, scars, birth marks and many more on the skin. I thoroughly loved shooting this project, and getting the personal thoughts from the people I photographed.
The subjects ranged from operation scars to freckle lovers, and I managed to get a great understanding from everyone involved – which I am so pleased with!
So take a look at the photos and let me know what you think! Alongside the images are personal, unedited quotes from each subject, making the image that little bit more personal!
‘I love my scar, it represents my struggles x’
‘My scars represent a literal weight off my shoulders. I can now be the average man I want to be (Kinda)’
‘Most people say that they don’t like their stretch marks, but I really like mine because they look like tiger stripes’
‘If I didn’t have my operation, I wouldn’t be here. This scar is a symbol of my life’
‘A gentle reminder to listen to others. Won’t be flipping into swimming pools anymore!’
‘My matching scars remind me of my determination and resilience. Learning to walk again (twice) proves that I can conquer all’
‘Better than being dead’
‘I am proud of this scar as this brought me so much more happiness and confidence’
‘Everyone notices my mole except me. It doesn’t bother me, I’ve always had it’
‘Scar on side, hip operation. Total hip replacement. 2012’
‘My freckles can be annoying but I like being different, and I have grown to like them’