An Internal Furnace
My project ‘An Internal Furnace’, documents my model and I’s different mental health struggles. Its name came from my model, who describes his as “an internal furnace” that burns inside him, that just won’t die down. I used physical manipulation to represent the pain it causes our bodies, the damage it does to our sense of worth and self, as well as how it makes us feel exposed. As you will see, there are burns, ink stains and cuts into these images, all of which represent a physical or emotional side effect. A special thanks to my model and boyfriend, who let me photograph him during some very hard times, and who got me through them too.