Volcano and Elephant

2023, ongoing

Inspired by the travels of Mars Rovers and their photographs of Martian landscapes, I take my camera to explore the female body as if it were an entirely foreign terrain. By using macrophotography and imagining that I am exploring a completely new territory, new perspectives on the body, which are both familiar and alien when closely examined, begin to emerge. I see volcanic rocks or elephant skin or the scale-like skin of a fish. A leg hair, usually overlooked among many or mostly shaved, stands out like a plant stem. Skin and hair, in their protective function, become visibly pronounced, radiating a robustness not traditionally attributed to the female body. The female body appears in its authentic nature.