Several months ago a friend of mine told me about a photographer she knew who was taking pictures of those suffering from chemical sensitivity. I was first directed to Thilde Jensen’s website (see warning towards end of post). You can view the photos by scrolling across the bottom of the screen. There was also an article featuring some of these and other photos at featureshoot.com.
Thilde Jensen, herself, became a victim of chemical sensitivity and soon discovered an “invisible subculture” also forced to live on the fringe of a normal existence to avoid constantly exposing themselves to the very chemicals that make them ill. Thilde has used her photography to bring this disabling condition to the forefront.
While I do have to put a warning that there are two pictures of women with some nudity in them, I love the way her camera lens has captured the very essence of this debilitating condition.