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The original photographs in Identity Revisited are part of a grid of Polyfoto images. A Polyfoto camera can expose 48 images onto a single plate and the resulting prints give an impression of movement. Copying the same poses as shown in the original images I photographed myself some 50 years later. 

Identity Revisited was a prize winner in the Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition in 2013 and has also been exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 

When a bride conforms to the cultural 'norms' of heterosexual wedding attire, she adheres to the long-established Western ritual of wearing a white dress, a lace veil and carrying a bouquet of pale-coloured flowers. However, the wedding dress is the most significant item of this costume as it symbolizes purity.This distinctly gendered look promotes the ideology of a fairy tale wedding with the promise of romance and happiness while continuing to advance and endorse the fabrication of femininity. The power and surveillance of consumerism ensure that women continue to promote and maintain this charade. This series aims to subvert the 'norms' of the white wedding dress. I tie up my veil and perform as a 'sweet bride' before cutting up the white wedding dress and throwing it away. All that is left is the veil and the flower.

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