|EVENING DRESS by Anita Lasocka|
Later she wrote to explain her ideas for the proposed shoot. She wanted to take black and white images which would have a connection with my disease. This was part of a project examining the emotions people encounter when facing their own illness or death or those of people close to them. She wanted to base the photographs on the five stages of grief by Kubler-Ross, mainly the last two namely depression and acceptance. She remembered particularly that I had written about my feeling very uncomfortable with the shaking of my hands and so she wanted to cover them in black in an attempt to hide them.
The shoot took place at her home in Dalston and I brought with me some black bandages which were wrapped around my head and my hands and my feet. This was the most stark and affecting of the images which Anita sent to me afterwards, although she said that she found it a bit galling when people said when viewing this image, "Nice radiator!"
|Anita Lasocka with Dana|