Born from my love of reflection and endless hours playing with objects in my camera, one day the two mixed in the studio.
One of the first reactions when I tell someone I am a photographer is usually a joke about how unphotogenic they are and many times they will mention a specific trait, be it a lazy eye, big/small/crooked nose, mole, teeth. It struck me because it happens over and over again.
I love faces, I find them and their owners endlessly fascinating. I love thier imperfections, because that's what makes them unique and interesting to me.
Why then do we constantly see our selves in a distorted way?
This technique immediately struck me as a duality of what she actually looks like and how the perspective can warp what we see. In some images she is large and distorted, in some images she looks emaciated some she looks like she's hiding from the camera and some she looks to be in transition transition.
Encapsulated comes from the glass capsule that I use to create the effect, but carries the word through many of it's meanings:
"to surround, encase, or protect in or as if in a capsule, to express the essential features of (something) succinctly, to express or show the most important facts about something..."
By looking through the camera, through the capsule, through the frame that is now projected on your screen, we are able to see inside the encapsulated version of her self.
"You're An Animal!"