This photograph is a metaphor for some facets of my personality:
1. My funny, humurous side where I'm always laughing. I have the natural ability to make others laugh and entertain them, even without trying and I always try to find the positives in negative situations.
2. My fear of clowns as I find them extremely sinister hiding behind their painted smiles and this shot represents the dark side of myself. This really frightens me because I'm not always able to control or suppress my anger and channel the rage in a constructive way.
3. I find myself quite often misunderstood and at times people can't figure out whether I am being serious or not.
After the make-up artist Abbie Bartlett finished painting my face, I finally saw her work and totally scared myself as I stared into the mirror. I experienced intense fear whilst reviewing the photographs I'd taken and could hardly believe it was me. I had totally transformed and was able to create the image exactly how I intended to.