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2014

I’ve long been fascinated with how much or little a view of someone from behind tells us about them. Is a photograph of someone from behind a portrait, can it be? We tend to think of portraits as giving us some sort of insight into the sitter, can a back view do that? I set out to find out. Series of photographs of women I know. What I did find out was that people are much happier being photographed without the inclusion of their face than with. But hands, hair, clothes, posture: these all tell a story too.