this series is based around the corsets that i found as I sifted through the heaps of clothing on the road along the top edge of Portobello Road and Brick Lane in London from about 1976-1989. They were discarded, stretched, mended and added-on through use and need. Very different to the garments in Helmut Newtons photos of the time. These held women in all their shapes. I found a bra that was the original patented design by Caresse Crosby of Black Sun fame- a handkerchief cut in half with narrow velvet straps. Some were to help conform to clothing standards, some to support- reminding me of Frida Kahlo-her underpinned beauty. The pain and stoicism. Some were worn to oblivion. Some were barely touched.