While on spring break 10 years ago in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jen Davis decided to turn the camera on herself. But at 5-foot-4 and 260 pounds, this was not an easy thing to do. Sitting on a sandy beach mat in a tank top and shorts, surrounded by friends in more revealing swimwear, she triggered a cable release hidden under her foot.
“Originally, I wanted to see what the outside world saw when they looked at me,” said Ms. Davis, 33.
This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.
Subscribe for full access to The Eye of Photography archives!
That’s thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decade, through a unique daily journal. Explore how photography, as an art and as a social phenomenon, continue to define our experience of the world. Two offers are available.
Subscribe either monthly for $5 or annually for $50 (2 months offered).