My current work explores the concept of body image, using my own body as subject matter. I have employed the visual metaphor of the “wounded” body to explore the psychological space where our own image of our self is formed. This concept derives from my own personal experience of the negative connotations held within society relating to the body and how notions of beauty place pressures on the individual. The visual characteristics of disease have influenced how I depict the vulnerability of the body. In my photographs I have tried to explore this through the use of techniques borrowed from the world of special effects like prosthetics and latex masks which I have used to convey the psychological state of the self. The photographs are re-appropriated using David Hockney’s joiner-collage technique this allows me to manipulate the images and extend out of the frame. The imagery and format of the photographs have the quality of medieval iconography and altarpieces of the 15th century realised through a contemporary medium.