Self Portrait

The coat: exploring the relationships we form with the clothes that shape our identity.

“When I started this project, I dug out an old leather bomber jacket I have had since the early 00s and photographed myself wearing it. For years it was my companion at raves, parties and festivals and made the perfect night to day wear. It is now ripped at the seams with frayed cuffs and bits of mud impregnated in the leather. Movement causes faint wafts of perfume, sweat and fire to release, flooding my head with fragments of broken memories from those years, that no longer feel like me.” Olivia @oliviahowittphoto