This series focuses on a larger concentration, a deconstruction of humanity from and to it's most essential prosthesis. This is specifically focusing on how each of our identities as individuals are composed by who and where we come from. How we view this past, our ancestors, is by utilizing photographs, but by forming a perspective off of these initially skewed representations, we form our identities from what is not reality. This series demonstrates an individual attempting to separate themselves from their established identity in order to develop a raw perspective.
Technically, these were achieved by Katy Lipscomb (*Lucky978
) manually applying family photographs, ranging from old to new, across the upper chest and face. A clever combination of adhesives was used which did cause actual pain when tearing off, so much of the pained expression is legitimate. Due to the dramatic nature, a black background was used. Because of this background, my dark hair would have blended in, so we decided to dye it blonde to get the appropriate results. I understand the irony of having actually altered my identity in doing so. We played around with different light sources, but the straight on effect yielded the best results.