BRINKS BENCH
FIREPLACE BENCH
INDIAN BENCH
GREEN DRESS BENCH
BRINK BENCH
LADDER BENCH
RED BENCH
SADDLE BENCH
TIRE BENCH
WHITE CHAIR BENCH
WALLPAPER BENCH
AIR STREAM
AX BENCH
BENCH MONDAY
BLUE BENCH
BOOK BENCH
CREDENZA BENCH
GHAGRA BENCH
GHOST BENCH
HEPBURN BENCH
HORSE BENCH
LADDER BENCH
NUN BENCH
OFFICE BENCH
PIG BENCH
PINK BENCH
PINK SKIRT BENCH
RED BENCH
SADDLE BENCH
STRIPES BENCH
TRACEY FEITH BENCH
TRAY BENCH
VELVET BENCH
WHITE BENCH
WHITE CHAIR
WINDOW BENCH
YELLOW BALL BENCH

What began as a self-imposed weekly photo assignment - "Stand on a bench.  Make sure it's Monday. Wear something pretty." - transformed into this who-am-I-photo-tale exploring the individual in various environments and apparel.

 

A former fashion editor and reporter on style-related subjects, I abandoned the world of words and appearances and moved to India nine years ago to study yoga and dive into the inner universe.  My past and paths now collide in this project - personal facade vs. private interior.

 

Wardrobes and surrounding spaces are representations and reflections of who we are or who we purport to be.  We explore, experiment and express the different aspects that are the ingredients of our individual, whether we are aware of it or not.  Be it wild or controlled, we inevitably illustrate a part of ourselves.

 

The self-portrait series "Once Upon" whimsically plays upon this illustration.  With a platform on which to stand, I investigate the host of personalities within, the layers that make up the self, the characters we hide, show, accept and reject, and the role that fashion and design play in molding those characters.  My closet is colorful, a menagerie of clothes and accessories amassed on my journeys; though a collection untouched, unworn.  Here, it has a place and purpose.  Headless self-portraits, piled with textures, lend a sense of objecvity, obscurity and freedom from identification.