124 Moments of Loss

‘124 Moments of Loss’ documents the hair loss induced by the course of chemotherapy. The loss of my hair marks the start of a long series of treatments which I underwent with trepidation. This was a drastic process in which I had to learn to cope with being a patient.

I decided to document this process by photographing every lock of hair that fell out, resulting in 124 moments in 11 days in which I lost all my hair. Moments which gradually helped me to come to terms with the pathological process and simultaneously removed the fear of the unknown. Every lock embodies emotion, doubt, and fear – however, little by little acceptance outgrew fear. This transformation allowed me to cope with my illness and to surrender myself to what is yet to come.