These images attempt to illustrate what is both above and below the surface. Merging objects, places, mementoes, text and self-portraiture, this work is a retrospective of the last year. The process of making these images has been insightful and allowed me to illustrate the ways in which I manage a challenging and personal situation. My work uses alternative self-portraiture to address issues of mental health and coping mechanisms. These images are personal to me, but will hopefully provoke thought, dialogue and questions in others. By creating these images I have been able to discover an outlet in which I am able to reclaim normality to some degree. It has enabled me to regain control over things out of my reach.
Jack Boffy • Sophie Greenidge • Hayley Orchard • Mary Pearson • Jemma Ridyard • Ellie Robins • Paul Gareth Sands • Satu Stoljarova • Jessica Summers •