My practice is fundamentally concerned with my own interpretation of the male and the relationship I have with my own identity as a male. in my work I primarily look at my childhood because as a child I did not have a father figure in my life. From this lack of male role in my life my representation of what a man is came from various childhood influences such as the toys I played with, the comics book I read and the television programs I watched. I believe that these male orientated comics and toys offer an insight into the modern male in society and exploring them can help me to develop a deeper understanding of our own false expectations about the role of the male. I look at this personal idea about false male identity through self portraiture, through this I express my ideas of wanting to be an iconic hero figure which inevitably is a childhood fantasy that is in reality unachievable. Utilizing photographic techniques, I aim to create alluring imagery, which provokes the viewer to question the representation of the male figure in my imagery.
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