“‘When I cannot see myself, even though I touch myself, I wonder if I really exist.’ -Sartre
Through my past disconnect with identity I often felt that all of my extraneous parts were limiting, confusing, and a burden. I didn’t feel that I was my body but that it was something that I had or an object that had been given to me. Existentially it wasn’t something I could ever fully understand.
I can see how my subjects can reflect my own past struggles with depersonalization and how they too become objects of desire, of my imagination, or of my failures. The pictures themselves can’t identify who the subjects are but in the end they are living, feeling, and mindful entities...they are still human and are in return non disposable.”
See Willis' full series for DISPOSABLE here.