This is Not How I Look in My Head

by Nicky Ruddick


This is part of a project around ageing in a time of filters and fillers. The subject is giving herself a face lift while studying herself in the mirror. She has internalised all the messages about beauty from the media, adverts and images on social media. The layers of paper all refer to these flaws e.g. enlarged pores, hooded eyes. It's about self-acceptance and how freeing it is to embrace your appearance.

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