Trace every line of your symmetry

Isabell Kessler

What is normal? What is not? Based on these questions, the series TRACE EVERY LINE OF YOUR SYMMETRY contains an interplay of sensual, natural, physical, and analytically constructed as well as comparative representations. The generally accepted ideal human form, disseminated by the media as a doctrine, should not be an absolute norm. Physical differences should be considered normal. The photo book deals with the clinical picture of "scoliosis" and traces the development of the resulting symptoms of the photographer from 2007 to 2021. 14 years passed before she felt able to come to terms with what had happened. The aim of the work is to draw attention to this situation and to encourage those affected to lead a life of self-confidence and free from false shame, in dignity and with the development of personal potential.

Isabell Kessler

Isabell Kessler was born in Saxony, the eastern part of Germany, in 1994. She discovered her enthusiasm for photography during her stay abroad in New Zealand in 2015. For this reason, she moved from Schneeberg to Berlin in order to study photography.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Definitely not in a hospital.

What is a good design for you?

Keep it simple.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Losing courage.

How do you approach a new project?

With a mind map.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Not at all.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

It's my vocation.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

In a hospital.

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3 comments in total

Daniel 2021-02-19 01:19:25

Your work is incredibly inspirational. Especially the first and the 'tree' photograph are my favourites. Also the title 'trace every line of your symmetry' is very well chosen and fits beautifully with the photographs. Keep the good work up!

Resi 2021-02-13 13:10:54

Beeindruckend ist nicht nur deine Arbeit, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit, die dahintersteht und gezeigt wird - wow!

Elisa 2021-02-12 21:59:39

Ich bin so stolz auf dich! Du bist unglaublich ❤️

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