Shades of Myself
"I will spend more time with myself in this lifetime than anyone else. Let me learn to be the kind of person I would like to have as a friend." Courage to Change: One Day at a Time I have always been interested in self-portraiture and started to create self-portraits at the age of 15 with my simple 'Zenit' film camera. One thing about photography that has always fascinated me is its power to create a 'world' that a viewer will consider to be real. In this project I have been working on self-portraits, showing different shades of myself and experimenting with photography's ability to play with identity. The goal of this artwork is to create the doubt whether it is the same person in every photograph. I want the observer to guess if the photograph represents a real me or just a fairy tale performance in front of the camera.
Frank Brennan • Lisa Burke • Jane Cummins • Katie Gilligan • Eithne Hand • Karena Hutton • John Jordan • Jamin Keogh • Niall McCormack • Stephen McCullagh • Maria O'Donoghue • Viktoria Panik • Karen Rainey • Leann Rigney • Alex Rose • Kate Ryan •