In a way this was the most interesting part of the series for me.
I asked each of my sitters to consider their self image from all angles. Each was asked to think about how they viewed themselves, what was their ideal image of themselves, what in their opinion identified them in their imagination with their deepest personality. It was a hard brief in that I wanted them to explore and dig a little deeper than surface beauty or sex appeal.
I wanted to see if we together could capture an image of them that would encompass both how they would like to present themselves in combination with how I saw them, beyond their physical appearance. I think we succeeded in pulling out some very deep psychological maps from each of the women.
It was interesting to note how over time as they thought more about the brief, and the more we discussed the concept, their ideas became richer.