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Silver 2022 People / Self-Portrait

I Am Me

  • Photographer
    Laine Allen
  • Agency / Studio
    La Photography
  • Prize
    Silver in People / Self-Portrait

The wider community have a misinformed perception that undergoing a double Mastectomy must be traumatic. They believe women cannot be happy without breasts due to the belief that has been instilled in us from birth that to be a woman requires breasts. This can be viewed the same as the famous quote from Kindergarten Cop: "Boys have a penis, and girls have a vagina". Times are changing because no longer are we defining Gender by the body parts that were assigned to us. I am Me Celebrates myself exactly as I am: Flat and happier without breasts. My surgery was for preventative reasons.

My name is Laine Allen and I am a professional photographer who specialises in family and portraiture photography. This work can be seen at: I am also a travel Blogger focusing on Scotland/ Outlander work and that work can be seen at When I am not photographing I am renovating my home and I can usually be found knee deep in soil!