Stark lighting, mixed media elements and a thematic focus upon the failing body would be the most consistent elements I would use to define my images. My first two years at university were defined by the difficulties of working as a portrait photographer in lockdown. The experience encouraged me to focus upon my ability to portray my own emotional and physical journey as a transgender woman dealing with chronic pain issues. Accepting that all photography incorporates elements of the photographer's worldview and experiences, and allowing myself to focus unashamedly upon this aspect. I seek to create images to communicate through empathy, not didactically command. The resultant photographs, whether visceral or more playful renditions of the body, are an invitation to feel.