“This is Me” is an exploration into the beauty & vulnerability of people. Everyday we put things on to make ourselves appear a certain way. Women cover their faces with makeup and we adorn ourselves in clothing to cover or accentuate our bodies. I wanted to capture people at times they were most themselves, so the series captures the process of waking of up, taking a shower and even amidst transformation and seeing the beauty in people just as they are. For a month, I photographed 17 people at times and places they were most vulnerable. This exploration took me to private homes in the wee hours of the morning, dance studios, and backstage dressing rooms.
The final project consists of 125 different images and has been compiled into a book that I hope to release.