This body of work explores ideas of performance, and experience as well as issues of the observer, the observed and the self. In these self portraits there is a suggestion of a psychic element, the solitary human being neither seeks nor derives protection or comfort in the natural world in which she appears. The forest surroundings contrast their blackness with the whiteness of the subjects skin and merge together to create a scene of impending action. My choice of using photography stems from its historical use for recording fact. I am, therefore, able to distort and challenge the viewer’s perception because of this inherent connection between the camera and reality.