I am strongly interested in the 'Face.' Man cannot see his own face, so people feel the need to live with a fragile self-image constructed by fragments of photographs, prejudices, and reverse images in the mirror. It is frequently idealised as to 'how I should look', because our face only exists in our own minds. This is often influenced by ones personal idea of what the 'ideal type of face' is- those from actors, models, even our neighbours. In this project, I want to depict the gap between the ideal face and the real face, so I have taken portraits of people and retouched them in Photoshop to get closer to each of their sample images of their 'ideal face.'
James Cross • Larina Fernandes • Shuntaro Hosokawa • Carl Tschudin • Francesca Wilkinson •