Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Aurelia Beving 

BA [Hons] Photography

Born and raised in West Cork, I soon learned that I was a visual learner from a young age. Photography has opened my eyes to many different cultures, history and today's current affairs. I hope to be able to draw viewers gazes into the beauty and pain of our planet.

Distorted Self Perfections

In today's world where image and media play a huge role in everyone's life, it isn't hard to fall into the relentless pressure to "look better". Being extremely preoccupied with a perceived flaw in appearance that to others can't be seen or appears minor, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), has overtaken the minds of every age group, gender, and body type. It is inescapable. The toxic thoughts of 'perfection' has driven us to intense diets, workouts, steroids, surgical procedures.. in order to create the 'ideal perfect body', only ever giving an end result of unhappiness.