This is not a documentary image. It’s a fabrication of illness. When I took this, I was very healthy. I was pregnant, happy, and I had enrolled in a sleep study for pregnant, healthy women. They gave me this mask to wear at night and I wondered what it would be like to fabricate illness. Photography is often used to make people look “better” but I’ve found that there is so much more that can be done. Beauty is just the beginning.