Profound transformations through self-acceptance I call my work PhotoTherapy. PhotoTherapy combines black and white photography and journal writing as tools for changing womens negative self-image. I ask women to keep a journal when they decide to be photographed through six weeks afterward. Women start the photographing clothed and disrobe during the session. Everywhere we look, in magazines, on television, the images are retouched They look perfect How should we feel? This article is about how women take back the appraisal of WHAT IS BEAUTY. PhotoTherapy uses a womans multiple images to shift her negative self-perceptions. By being seen and not judged, by being photographed nude and seeing what theyre most afraid of seeing, women have had the opportunity to reconstruct how they see themselves. I remember photographing Camilla six years ago. When she called to set up an appointment, she said, I must be crazy to do this, but my body image is terrible. I cant keep getting up in the morning being disgusted with what I see.