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Dysmorphia

Rachel Britton's avatar Rachel Britton

The photographs in this series are influenced by Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is an obsession with real or imagined flaws of the physical body that manifests into compulsive thoughts and behaviors such as looking in mirrors often, avoiding social situations, hair pulling and skin picking. I digitally manipulate bodies to illustrate how these repetitive traits become mundane rituals to those with the disorder. While Body Dysmorphic Disorder involves compulsive thoughts and behaviors, and kinks, fetishes and BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, and Masochism) navigates the expression of human sexuality, I am fascinated by how they are all intimate, often concealed, and engage the body and mind. I am particularly interested in using the accessories, materials and spaces of the kink, fetish and BDSM community to distort the human body. Dysmorphia reflects the mind in turmoil driven by dysmorphic experiences and confronts the objects and environments that provoke them.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 4/16 in
  • Medium: Digital composite photograph
  • Width: 41 10/16 in
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 30 5/16 in