Body Beautiful investigates the connection with my mother, reflecting on the beauty industry and the absurd nature of media portrayal. My mother is a beauty therapist. Growing up in this environment, many of her beauty ideals have been imposed upon me. I have seen my mum striving to achieve this unrealistic idea of beauty. She tried to achieve this through an obsession with different treatments and procedures. Body Beautiful documents some of these treatments that my mother applies to herself and her clients in the quest for the ideal body, resulting me looking at how this personal connection has skewed my perceptions of beauty. I recognise the absurdity of the treatments but I still choose to undertake them.
Jimmy Baker • Louise Collins • Nicholas Constant • Robert Ducrow • Molly Farmer • Jareth Fletcher-Miller • Ieva Gelezinyte • Christine Kirk • Jade Perry • Aaron Price • Robert Roach • Lily Santer • Hazel Thompson • Daniel Warnecke •