An Internal Furnace
My project, An Internal Furnace, documents myself and my model’s different mental health struggles. The name came from my model, who describes himself having “an internal furnace” which burns inside him, that won’t die down. I used physical manipulation to represent the pain it causes our bodies and the damage it does to our sense of worth and self, as well as how it makes us feel exposed. As you will see, there are burns, ink stains and cuts in these images, all of which represent a physical or emotional side effect. A special thanks to my model and boyfriend, who not only let me photograph him during some very hard times, but got me through some of my own.
Miriam Ali • Laura Bowler • Robbie Boyd • Becca Burn • Craig Dalziel • Dominic Eardley • Shaun Fox • Agata Gajewska • Iain Gallacher • Sadia Iqbal • Susan Kelly • Michelle Maclean • Geraldine McClure • Paul McDade • Niamh McInally • Jemma Mitchell • Hannah Reid • Heather Rowan •