The COVID-19 outbreak has imposed restrictions in movement. As part of an ongoing initiative, photographers of Magnum Photo are sharing information and new work made in these strange and difficult times.
Miss Aniela is a fine-art photographer based in South East UK. Miss Aniela independently models for, directs, photographs and digitally processes her own images.
“I have always been creative, but since digital photography became my favourite mode of self-expression, I have stopped writing regularly in my diary. My images have become their own autobiography.”
“All I need for a self portrait is one spark of inspiration: a beam of light, an interesting garment, a few appealing kinks in my hair after it’s been in bunches. I might spy myself in the mirror across the room and have a voyeuristic urge to capture myself on camera, to produce a movie-still from a movie that never existed. It’s more than being a convenient model; it is the fascination with being able to become part of a different mise-en-scène every time, placing lips and limbs and locks within the frame which all belong to me, and yet with manipulation, become almost those of someone else, a higher self, a multiplicity of different ‘selves’.”