Photography

Jocelyn Allen

February 29, 2016

London-based portrait artist Jocelyn Allen mainly points the lens at herself. Many of her self portraits are taken with her in uncomfortable, distorted positions, making a sculpture of her own body.

One day, while analyzing similar pictures of herself, she realized that her right eye remained consistent in all the images, but the rest of her face changed, depending on the day. From these images, she created her series, “The Many Faces of JFA,” which included photographs layered atop each other, depicting a surreal apparition with one clear eye. On her portraits, she writes, “I have recently noticed the wear and tear of my gradually aging body, and there are moments in life where you realize that your mind and body is all that you've actually got.”

Post by Rachel Cassandra