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Photographer Takes Nude Self-Portraits To Document Her Changing Body

London-based photographer Polly Penrose’s on-going series ‘A body of work’ is an exploration of her changing body as it ages. 

Taken over a period of seven years, they document key moments in her life, from her engagement to her pregnancy, to motherhood. 

Each photograph is an “unrehearsed response” to her environment, and a visual representation of her attempts to fit into the confines of her physical space. 

In one image, Penrose balances her outstretched body on a chair while another shows her heavily pregnant figure balancing calmly against a wall. 

Though the physically demanding nature of her pictures left little room for feelings, they have grown to become a record of her emotional state at that time.