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.
Societal ideals: Eating in public is often a cause of anxiety.
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.
In one photograph, she sits on her bed and stares square at the camera, as if trying to look into her own soul.
She explains, ‘In the work what I kept returning to is: What is love? Am I loveable?
Can someone find me attractive?’