This article looks at the work of Ella Dreyfus. Her work, she says, is not just about how bodies may look, but about who we are and how people feel in their bodies. Her models make powerful statements about this, through their images and occasionally, in verbal form. Her concern is with the present and actual state of the body, with all its complex and detailed evidence of the life cycle. Recently her focus has been on the aged body and the succession of new experiences that come as a result of living with a growing body.