Finlay Hall

Photography BA(Hons)


Who sees you on a daily basis? Issues surrounding the body, present themselves through different gazes, formed through different social constructs such as how males and females see us differently. Judging our bodies, clothing choices and presentation of ourselves, happen at a constant. Placing myself in front of the camera, adds a forced performative factor which creates a slight awkwardness to xover. Focusing attention on myself when photographing, exposes factors of myself that other people haven’t seen before and may never see again. By not adhering to social constructs of the ‘performed’ body, I am taking back the power of my body through the camera. So, capturing the awkwardness of my body performing, exposes myself and forces others to think about how social and gender politics revolve around different gazes we see in one another.