You've Never Been Able To See Me For Who I Am
An on-going series of self-portraits depicting a composed frontal image of head and shoulders shot roughly at eye level using a 35mm point and shoot film camera.
In 1997, aged 21, I arrived in London from Australia. Without the familiar to reflect and reassure, I began to capture images of myself, my own ritual, unconstrained and immediate. I have selected one portrait for each passing year.
I use the camera as a mechanism for bearing witness to the passage of time. The process of recording and observing physiological change becomes more compelling as the years pass.
A split second of my life is fixed and made permanent, creating an image that forges a link between an inner and an outer world. My search through the lens to depict and give form to this inner self may be an impossible task, nevertheless, in making myself visible once again through the accumulation of my portraits and their various ‘likenesses’ I am attempting to explore and understand my place in the world.