The title “Breaking Point” is a term used in breath-hold diving. It refers to the moment a person submits to their overwhelming urge to take a breath. The series Breaking Point began as a personal project to investigate the artist’s past fears of drowning and everything that particular fear represented. While uncovering her own, she photographs someone else moving past their own physical and psychological limitations. This is an ongoing series in which Erin approaches strangers asking them to pose for her in a bath. In essence, to overcome their own inhibitions by allowing a complete stranger to photograph them in the most private and intimate of places. What transpires is a highly personal transaction between the subject and artist. Breaking Point 2 (first image in series) recently won the prestigious Curtin O’Donoghue Award in the RHA Annual Show 2011.