One step closer 

The project "One Step Closer" is a series of self-portraits that explores the feelings that arose as I searched for a new identity after my retirement.

I am focused on the way the aging female body is made invisible. You rarely see everyday women over 65 in advertisements or other public messaging. They are not perceived as beautiful. The message is that these women are expected to look younger instead of accepting their aging appearance.

By portraying my own vulnerability in a sincere way I hope to open the conversation around the stigma of older women and their emotional lives.

Individually the images each tell a story of their own, but also inform one another, creating a series of staged, abstract, and documentary photographs.



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© ulla duell, 2019