JH: When did you begin portraying yourself, and in the nude? At what moments are you most compelled to take self-portraits?
EC: Once I started photographing my mother, I looked at the pictures of her and thought, I wonder how she and I look together? because I always thought she was so beautiful and glamorous and that I was in her shadow. So I put the camera on a self-timer and took a self-portrait—it just started, and I continued to do it. A professor at Bezalel encouraged me to keep going and showing more.
JH: How does photographing yourself on a frequent basis influence your self-image and self-perception—particularly during pregnancy, when your body is undergoing so many changes?
EC: I think it just makes me see more. It makes me see more about my life and myself and my body: my own flaws, getting older, all my stretch marks, my C-section scar—it’s all there. The power of photography is that you can look at this split second and take your time to look at and understand it. I influence my photography with who I am, and it influences me back with what I discover while looking at it.