During 1985 I had a short-lived interest in self-portraiture. In December 2000, again in South Africa for a vacation in Cape Town, this interest was revived, now lastingly and as the central theme in my photography. Until mid-2003 the selected body area was typically photographed in interaction with objects or landscapes. Thereafter I returned to the neutral backgrounds of 1985, and came closer to the more intimate spirit of that period. In general I sought to make a body part function as an autonomous subject and explore, in a more or less abstract way, its sculptural potential or its texture, to depict it as an object stripped of its human identity. 

-Miguel Ribeiro