The ‘Considered Selfies’ series began as a challenge to create a self-portrait everyday using my front-facing smartphone camera and during the second 2020-21 UK lockdown. This functioned as an incentive to keep creating and to find some gratification amongst periods of otherwise empty isolation. I networked the series daily on Instagram because I wanted to connect with my community through colour and play, at a time of dark uncertainty. The images presented a new way of looking at selfies. As it grew, it served as a reminder that we didn’t need external people or places to empower ourselves. This project entailed twenty-nine self-portraits (or “selfies”) being made, six of which you can see in this final selection.
Liberty Abdey • Ayeesha Ayinla • Tara Barton-Leigh • Iminee Boyd-Cox • Chris Brown • Tom Buller • Elena Catalina-Toltica • Mia Curtis-Mays • Jemma Elvin • Sophie Evans • Zoe Everett-Taylor • Jasmine Forsyth • Sienna Glasford • Charlotte Jones • James Lambert • Jessica Mennell • Jacques Studley • Issie Treacher • Aurora Way • Dan Webb • Emily Wildash • Summer Wilson •