From Miki Meek’s article in The New York Times:
While on spring break 10 years ago in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jen Davis decided to turn the camera on herself. But at 5-foot-4 and 260 pounds, this was not an easy thing to do. Sitting on a sandy beach mat in a tank top and shorts, surrounded by friends in more revealing swimwear, she triggered a cable release hidden under her foot.
“Originally, I wanted to see what the outside world saw when they looked at me,” said Ms. Davis, 33.
This image, titled “Pressure Point,” was the beginning of a self-portrait series that intimately chronicles Ms. Davis’s evolving relationship with her body. Often shot in natural light in her apartment or with friends, Ms. Davis’s photos have a documentary feel. However, they are art-directed moments borrowed from real life.