d-FORMED

d-FORMED is a stunning new exhibition by photographer Kev Howard exploring the surgical and aesthetic aspects of his own disability and its societal implications. 

It is comprised of a series of images, both beautiful and challenging, that take you on an autobiographical journey via honest depictions of formed and reformed limbs through some of the more invasive surgical procedures he experienced over his first 25 years to a sculptural contemplation of form, with the hyper-reality of the flesh replaced by a highly coloured latex coating set against vivid backgrounds to highlight the shapes, forms and textures of his own unique body. The exhibition ends in an image that contextualises the current political reality of being disabled in an era of governmental policy that encourages public cynicism and hostility. This exhibition seeks to prompt debate, empathy and understanding in a society where disability hate crime is consequently on the rise.