Stephanie Howden - As you are

Taking visual cues from street fashion photography, the collection of life-size portraits in As you are captures the feeling of presence through the illustration of everyday Melburnians. Our bodies are our connection to life. They link us to the world. The way we dress, stand and hold ourselves tells a story about this relationship. The subtleties in expression, posture, stance, that both hide and reveal at once, are what makes a portrait so interesting. It’s this quiet tension between the internal and external that gives away who we are.