Penrose has been taking self-portraits on a ten second timer for over a decade.
They are unpremeditated and spontaneous and record her responding to her environment. She explores identity and the opposed notions of vulnerability and empowerment, comedy and tragedy. Her pictures focus less on sexuality and female allure, but retain the awkward, often beguiling force of the body as an object, pushed into a space, forced into a position whilst feigning a sense of normality and control.
Polly Penrose lives and works in London.