Woman spends 11 years photographing her overweight body to try to love herself and come to …

Photographer has gastric band surgery after 11 years of photographing herself

Woman spends 11 years photographing her overweight body to try to love herself

After her revelation in 2011, Davis underwent gastric band surgery and rapidly lost 110lb.

As the book progresses, Davis introduces male subjects into her self-portraits. She was craving intimacy, she says, but found it only in a camera lens.

The portraits, raw and void of any pretension, are scenes from Davis’s everyday life.

At 34 in 2012 and drastically slimmer, Davis had never had a boyfriend. She resumed her self-portraits, even though she felt more exposed than ever before.

My sexuality feels tangible for the first time. There’s a change in tone. Where I once saw an overpowering sadness, I now see confidence,’ says Davis

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