My Self

     These images explore how escapist fantasy role-play grants the subjects escape from the unsettled cultural climate we face in the world today. My subjects want to journey to a fantastical realm where the problems of the everyday don’t apply, and utilizing high-end commercial portrait lighting techniques I create an idealized space for them to present their other self, either in the studio or on location. My subjects all create their own costumes and we work collaboratively to build a scene that accurately reflects the way they want to be portrayed. In essence, I am making the subjects’ idealized visions of themselves tangible.

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