Bodies are seen here as a physical illustration of emotional vulnerability, fear, and self-loathing. States that are wholly unreal--invented to provide protection from ghosts that emerge when we allow ourselves to be genuine.
“Real isn't how you are made. It's a thing that happens to you. Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
-Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
All images, 8x10 black glass ambrotypes.