I'm an artist living in London. I like to use a lot of acrylic and ink and food colouring, and I like to experiment with as many different ways of making art as possible. I've taking to making art on everyday items, such as train tickets and old photos. I like to take a lot of pictures of myself. I've always been very snap happy, but I find that I always end up with really horrible pictures of myself that look very strange indeed. One day I scanned my face, and discovered that the scanner made much nicer pictures of me. I like the way it captures the tiniest details: the freckles on my cheeks, the texture of my hair, the grooves in my lips. I found that I had been recorded so accurately, I was able to see the beauty of the miniscule things that make up the human body, and I was able to know myself more in some odd way.
I like to imagine being older and scanning my face so that I might compare these pictures of me at 20 years old with pictures of me at 45 or 60 and marvel at the changes and yet the inevitable similarities. I'll probably have a very different scanner then too.