From Diana Spechler’s article for

If you sat down with an accomplished self-portrait photographer, the last thing you might expect to hear is “I’m a bit uneasy in my skin right now.” But that’s what Jen Davis tells me as she eyes the voice recorder I’ve set between us on her living room couch. She tucks her legs beneath her. “In fact,” she says, “I have to admit I’m a little freaked out.”

Davis’s inhibitions are understandable. She spent ten years creating striking, seductive images of her own 269-pound frame, and now, suddenly—with the top portion of her stomach cinched by a silicone Lap-Band and the extra weight melting away—her subject is disappearing before her eyes.

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