I am completing my undergraduate thesis in photography, which, among other things, addresses issues of the physical body: of illnesses both visible and invisible.
I am searching for subjects of any age, race, etc., who will allow me to photograph their bodies-- though nudity is NOT a specific requirement and the photographs will be largely anonymous/not include faces. I am seeking both:
1. those who have physical "evidence" of their medical conditions: scarring, etc., and
2. those who have "invisible illnesses," and thus lack said "evidence"
I am also looking to photograph individuals who have been given a "time limit" by their doctor, indicating how long they can expect to live, given their diagnosis. I realize this is an incredibly intimate request and I am happy to talk with or meet you before making any pictures. I am also happy to show you my work and explain what I am going for (which is usually something between the romantic and the medical or forensic) In the end, I hope that it will be a powerful and positive experience for both of us.
Lastly, I am just looking for special, "different" bodies to photograph- any age, gender, race, size. Stretch marks, scars, birthmarks, rounded hips, wrinkles- all of this interests me.
Please email if you are interested and pass this along to anyone who may be. We will get into more details then. I will come to you-- to your home, the hospital-- whatever so required and whatever is the most comfortable for you.
Thank you in advance.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers