TITLE: "My skin and me"
This is a self-portrait about my skin and me.
I took this picture in my bath, and show my skin, the dark side of myself. I didn't want to be beautiful, well coiffed, well made up, just wanted to show my soul in my eyes, all about my skin.
It is not the worst of my skin that I showed, but all these skin spots, my birthmark on my belly, my giant mole on my chest (I'm lucky there is no hairs on it!).
For the rest it's on my hands, my eczema, this migrating disease thats ruin you're life since the cradle.
Migrating from the folds of your body to your face, at the moment when the teenage years already leaves you little room for self-esteem. Then to your hands, when you need them everyday, to work, to live, to love. Trying not to cry, just smile because you don't want others to know.
I'm not the worst case in this world, it's not just about my little life, it's about all of those people who feel this pain every day, and the fight between their skin and themselves.
AUTHOR: Marc 'S (France)
I'm a 44 years old french woman, from Ouest of France.
I was graduate in tourism first, then I move to California to work for old people and think about my future, I was young, and didn't know what to do of my life.
I came back in France and work, but it was still not the good line.
So at 30 years old, I went back to school to become a nurse, and that's what I am today...a nurse, but art was still in my mind since I was young...drawing etc...
I wanted to do more, but I had so much skin pain on my hand since few years (it is a recurring problem for me, my skin) that I was unable to do anything. It's the moment I decided do try photography, less painful for my hands and indispensable to my mind.
So now, I'm a nurse, and a photographer, trying to show my visual of life, or retransmit what the world is sending to my eyes, to me...
I've never been exposed, today I'm trying to change my life again to my final target...art life...
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