The anatomical tattoos on his skin are a reflection of the anatomical torso as an educational tool used to train physicians. In his recent series, titled “Behind the Face/The Face Corset,” the muscle-shaped corset acts as an extension of the tattoos, bringing Richard closer to a full anatomical model.
View the full collection of images at richardsawdonsmith.com (Warning NSFW!)
Richard’s photographic work examines not only anatomy, but disease, life, death, and medicine. He is currently Professor of Photography and Dean of Media at Norwich University of the Arts.