As an artist my aim is to portray beauty in its imperfect form that can evoke new meaning to the beholder’s eyes. My work is dedicated to the Burn survivor community around the world; not only to represent all other burn survivors but to encourage and inspire greater self esteem. To prove scars are not something to be ashamed of but they can become one’s identity, they should never obscure a person’s perception of themselves nor hinder them from living life to the full. It is possible to overcome the emotional turmoil that comes with scars and that is our aim. There are organisations in support of burn survivors; such as the http://www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk Katie Piper foundation, http://www.phoenix-society.org Phoenix Burns Society, https://www.facebook.com/groups/10667387788/Burn Victim Survivors group on Facebook and http://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org Burn survivors through the world whom I represent for example.
I approached Julian with whom I was able to work on the concept of portraying the scars as part of character and personality, with the aim to achieve something genuine yet beautiful in its true form. To prove that scars do not change a person, they make that person who they become
Julian, thank you so much. I have not only had a relaxing and fun shoot but for first time as a model have felt confident with my body