limits is a collaborative exploration and documentation of people’s discomforts using performative portraiture. i provided a series of questions to the participants about their limits of comfort. through their responses, i reinvented and exaggerated experiences to create a fictional reality. using waves of tension, complicated gestures and assertive gaze, i expose our limits of intimacy, gender, sexuality, loss of control, and vulnerability. the people in each photograph are agents of power in displaying their vulnerabilities through shared experiences. i activate the senses with visceral feelings that suggest unease. by translating a psychological discomfort into a physical state i illustrate human dependency on self protection. in previous bodies of work, i focus on how the people we are closest to provide a sense of safety and comfort. limits questions restrictions of honesty and provides representation for the unseen.