The photo above represents my world before my significant health event. The second photo is my world now. Each has a story attached, a tale I tell to explain my life path.
The idea is that each photo tells some of the story, that they are self portraits in every sense. They reveal something of my world through location, look, the elements of design, composition choices, my position in the frame, my pose. Every aspect contributes to the tale. What do you see?
I am repeating this process with several other life adventurers. I have all the willing volunteers with whom I have collaborated in the creation of at least the ‘before’ photo, and with a few I have created both photos. The subjects then provide me with a few sentences about each self portrait. All of the photo diptychs or triptychs will be exhibited in 2021 in Swansea, with the support of Arts in Health (Swansea Bay University Health Board) and Elysium Gallery.