One Woman Documents Seven Years Of Her Changing Body In Stunning Nude Self-Portraits

December 2, 2014 1:53 PM

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One Woman Documents Seven Years Of Her Changing Body In Stunning Nude Self-Portraits

Photographer Polly Penrose started her project, "A Body of Work," seven years ago. She was inside her step-father's factory, amidst an array of industrial machines and contraptions -- inventions like tables built for vets to operate on race horses. It was there that she first stripped down naked and snapped a self-portrait.

The gesture initiated a years-long fascination with inserting her nude body into forgotten places. Penrose would seek out quiet locations, like abandoned houses and empty hotel rooms, and there she would photograph herself, stretched out from head to toe or pinched into fetal position. From 2007 to ...

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