In The Industry We Call These ‘Cigarette Burns’


Although the largest one was made by holding a lighter to my wrist. I did most of them between 1995 and 1997. A couple in 2000.

I never used to think about them very much, but I’ve become a bit self-conscious about them over the last year or so.

My sister of the getting-marriedness – who is a photography student – is doing a series on scars. She herself has significant scarring on her neck and stomach as a result of several operations for various types of cancer. We spent yesterday afternoon at her place taking pictures of me and my arms.

She is getting married. Have I mentioned that already?

This afternoon I’m off to Canberra ’til Tuesday.

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