“Fat” is going to be a personal coverage of a weight loss journey expanded to the community to question values around weight and identify. The exhibition would include photographic coverage of people with negative and positive body images and those who are clinically defined as obese. The idea is to identify one’s perceptions around weight and their own self awareness of body image and self-esteem. Image manipulation in media can also be investigated.
The personal project would be covering myself in a journey with the Richmond Bariatric Program from over 300 lbs through bariatric surgery and to a healthy weight. Images would be explicit and without manipulation. A time lapse video would also be included.
The first stage of this project is developing on Instagram (@kjs.bodygram). My first post and how far I’ve come so far: