I decided to create Bare Reality because I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between women’s personal lives and how they are depicted in the media; between how we feel about breasts privately and how they are presented for public consumption. Bare Reality is, for me, the inevitable result of being a woman, a feminist and a photographer.
Aside from Bare Reality, which has been two years in the making, I undertake art photography projects (images have been included in group exhibitions) and specialise day to day in photographing people. While these strands of work may seem unconnected, the same themes run through everything I do. My work is always a personal enquiry as much as it is an exploration of people, our loves, our lives and our place in the world. For me, art is a creative, emotional and spiritual journal; it’s my passion and calling.
I am currently working on a new project and book. Again, the human body and human relationships are important inspirations, and the project is driven by deeper emotional, socio-political as well as spiritual questions.
In everything I do I desire to connect deeply with people, practise integrity, and interptret and present their stories. Life is all about love, and I hope there is love in all my work.
Laura Dodsworth, creator of Bare Reality