Comfortable and body in my vocabulary do not go – it never has, if I absolutely had to say what about my body I was most comfortable with I would probably say my eye colour.
What was your first reaction to the project and why did you decide to take part?
This is a spectacular project. It’s purpose is something I can relate to and connect with – I just get it. Initially there was no way I was EVER going to participate in something like this no matter how much I got it.
That said in the end my decision to participate was because this isn’t something I would do.
What about your body are you most comfortable with?
Comfortable and body in my vocabulary do not go – it never has, if I absolutely had to say what about my body I was most comfortable with I would probably say my eye colour. Don’t get me started on the things I’m most uncomfortable with, lets just say I don’t own a full length mirror and it’s taken me 3 years to be comfortable around my husband naked.
Can you describe the experience – did you enjoy it?
I don’t think I have ever been so nervous in my life (not even on my wedding day) not only that I think I wanted to die of embarrassment and I hadn’t even taken any clothing off yet! It actually was not as frightening as I had made it out to be in my mind, once the covers are gone they are gone, there is nothing to hide behind.
Did anything change with regards how you see your body or yourself?
I had a really good time it was emotional, liberating and probably the most freeing thing I have ever done. I had no idea how the photos would come out or how I’d feel about them but……WOW, WOW….speechless when I saw what Quintin had done! It’s so difficult to explain but how I see myself and who I see in the images are very very different WOW (swipes a teary eye) Whatever the reason we decide to do things I don’t think that this is something anyone can do and not feel anything at all (ok so maybe some more than others) or a little different at least (or a lot) for me the change is subtle but I definitely feel different, I am different.
Quintin thank you for being so absolutely brilliant, professional and so understanding you are doing such an amazing thing, thank you 🙂