In this photograph, the artist is both exposed and disguised ? standing naked before us but with her face hidden. Woodman uses the mirror to deflect the intrusive gaze of the camera. The image is from a series of photographs called `Self Deceit,? which Woodman took while studying in Rome. Alone and naked, Woodman appears vulnerable as she undertakes a personal self-exploration, underlined by the small and intimate format of the photographs. The photographs are not self-portraits in the conventional sense, as the photographs explore the possibilities of representation instead of revealing the artist?s identity. In the photographs she uses a mirror as a prop ? it becomes a symbol of artistic self-reflexivity, reflecting the `eye? of the camera back upon itself.