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Before & After Room, Tribeca. 2007
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White Consultation Chair, Upper East Side. 2006
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Implants, Upper East Side. 2008

Singular Beauty

“The best of beauty is a finer charm than skill in surfaces, in outlines, or
rules of art can ever teach, namely, a radiation from the work of art of human character.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This collection of photographs resulted from both a personal struggle with body issues, and a long history in the beauty business. In photographing these doctor’s offices, I not only developed my visual understanding of the world, but I was able to reconcile my own feelings about beauty. I found myself less interested the actual place or thing, than in capturing the emotional significance of it–for myself as an artist–and for those who sought their salvation in these chairs, beds, machines and tools.

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