Camille Renee Devid : My Other Side
written by Camille Renee Devid
Schilt Publishing | ISBN 9789053308394
Paperback – 60 pages
Member’s price: $22.50
When something happens with your body in such a way that it influences your daily life dramatically, it causes living in a twilight zone. Camille Renee Devids My Other Side shows and admits sides of herself which one cannot see from the outside. Her physical struggle is an intimate and lonely fight; it even became an obsession. At first, Camille was mentally not able to photograph her own fragile nudity and physical weakness. But in the end she had no choice. She had to do it for her own future well-being and to release her artistic creativity. She decided to set aside her fear and started photographing herself in her darkest moments; shooting when she was feeling old, ugly, worn out and in pain. Not at all anymore the pretty, fearless and successful young woman she used to be. During that process she found out though that showing her vulnerability helped her a lot. It came out to be not only negative but above all a source of empathy, connection, courage, creativity, even of love. And it did release the best of her artistic capabilities, because Camilles powerful and passionate black and white photographs are a shocking, sincere but at the same time very beautiful search for lost happiness.