The use of self-portraits in my work is ironic. Anyone that has attempted to take my photograph is aware of my aversion to having my picture taken. As a female, however, the control and ability to represent myself as the subject rather than an object is appealing to me. In my work, I explore identity through a lens of how we effect and are affected by others with a focus on how this influences the way we see and interact with the world.
Ties between portraiture, photography and selfies is another area of interest and a consideration in the creation of the images. The works are a culmination of research examining our interactions with others as well as a documentation of affect. They are based on an intimate look at self while holding a space to look at others in a broader context.