"The Sessions is a voyage to the core of my practice and it reflects the love/hate relationship with my medium. It’s a glimpse into that dark, magical void" - Bettina von Zwehl
The Sessions (2015-2016), is a set of fifty framed fragments of the same profile of the same six-year old girl. Individually tearing and shaping each piece of photographic paper, I exposed and developed the images on the fragments to both reveal and obscure partial views of her subject. The Sessions collectively refers to the length of a psychoanalytic session and the time I spent taking the young girl’s portrait, as well as the many sessions in the darkroom as I sought the essence of both image and subject. The Sessions, was made in response to a five-months residency at the Freud Museum in London and my reflections on the life and legacy of Anna Freud - interwoven with my own personal experience of undergoing psychoanalysis. "
- Bettina von Zwehl Read the full interview with Lensculture