Saturday, 9 May 2015

Masked Identity

I questioned myself, ''Do we need a face in order to have an identity?''
I will try to tackle this question through these photos. The face is the first thing people see and recognize us by. I wanted to challenge myself to create an identity without using the face. The model in this series, Stella Violari, has tattoos on both her hands. This is a part of her identity and can give us a hint as to who she is. Therefore, it is not only the face that can tell us who someone is, but these little details too. The mask also symbolizes ambiguity, we often have to act in order to survive. We hide and do not show our true feelings in order not to hurt ourselves and others.''Is the whole world a theatre and we its actors?''

Here are some other shots from the series:

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