talia smith

Body of Mine

(2022 - 2024)
Multi-media/alternative process series

This body of work dissects the physicality of the image and meanings of self-portraiture through metaphor.

Models wear a cyanotype tank top of my bare chest and are photographed, faceless. Negatives are taped emulsion-down to my body and scanned pre/post-wear to analyze the impact of body heat on film. All images are printed, cut and collaged into one form.

Emulsion heat reaction comparison grid #1