Somewhere on the Path, I See You
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    Somewhere on the Path, I See You is a project made up of two series: On Scale and Dear Hollywood. On Scale deals with the extreme self-regulation… Read More
    Somewhere on the Path, I See You is a project made up of two series: On Scale and Dear Hollywood. On Scale deals with the extreme self-regulation and distorted notions of beauty of those that suffer from eating disorders. Dear Hollywood deals with women who are aspiring actresses and models living in Hollywood, California. By combining these two groups of women, I aim to portray the larger societal issue and to illuminate the profound position of aesthetic judge that the viewer inhabits. In Somewhere on the Path, I See You, I bridge the gap between women with eating disorders and aspiring models, attempting to to blur the lines between them and map their commonality. Both series portray a group of women that resort to extreme behavioral control, focusing on the most minute details to achieve what they perceive as ideal, sexy or otherwise desirable. They get to know every detail of their bodies, both real and imagined. They meticulously document everything they eat, calculating every calorie including water running up and down stairs to compensate for the few extra calories they may have had that day; they do master cleanses (such as: only drinking a mixture of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper for ten days or drinking large quantities of vinegar in an effort to burn fat or drop weight). At the forefront of their thinking are strategies on how to present themselves to others. They “always wear heels, because it thins the legs and gives height and shape to the body through forced posture”, or “wear red lipgloss but never lipstick because it gives the lips a plump look without being too dramatic”. They make sure to turn their face to the “better side” when posing for photos; put the left leg in front of the right when standing to give a streamline effect to their body; run to the spa at the first signs of a pimple. They change outfits over and over before making a final decision and only when they believe they have achieved the full look will they venture into the public eye. Read Less
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