Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hairy Folk, Hypertrichosis

Alice Doherty
Daughter of Petrus Gonzalez?

Hypertrichosis or werewolf syndrome is a medical term referring to excessive body hair. Hair doesn't usually cover the eye area, hands or the feet. It can be severe. In most cases, the term is used to refer to an above-average amount of unwanted body hair.
I've being looking a lot at individuals with this condition for my work in the studio. Alice is of particular interest because there is not much known about her and most pictures are with her at a young age surrounded by family. In a domestic settings as opposed to in the circus or part of some spectacle.