Marvel Harris (1995)
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and successfully graduated as a photographer at the University of Applied Photography.
I started capturing myself with the camera to manage emotions I was not capable of putting into words adequately. Photography has helped me to understand my own complex identity. I aim to reveal that which is hidden, and want to make the lifelong journey of self-discovery visible. 

When I grab my camera to take self-portraits, this most often is when I do not know how to deal with feelings such as anxiety, loneliness or being desperate about the future. After capturing emotions like that, I can look at myself from a distance and stop my negative thoughts from spiraling out of control; self-portraiture helps me to feel able to breathe again after an episode like that. As you can see, photography is therapeutic to me, and I think that is why my self-portraits are as honest and raw as they are.