part of the hidden selves project with Richard Glen
Way too powerful an image here…
This speaks volume about the standards expected in society on how one should look. And how young we begin to be bombarded with these standards…Picture by Meg Gaiger
Wow, the reblogs o.O
When you make a photograph as part of a personal project, the likelihood is that you’ll want to share it with your peers. Often the concept is as important as the final image, so the title or description must sit alongside it for the picture to be taken in context. So what happens when a picture accidentally goes viral with no credit to the artist and more specifically, no mention of the theory behind it?
From the outside influences project..
These are the shots from the’wannabe MTV’ and ‘wannabe celebrity/reality tv’
I have included an unretouched out-take , she had just seen herself in the mirror and was cracking up.
The second in the outside influences project was possibly more uncomfortable to shoot than the first..for a lot of reasons.
The idea of the project is to work a concept based around the perceived and real stereotypes in the media on how the media effects children.
This means that for much of the project I am going OTT, in varying ways, dark or with a splatter of caricature/comedy, in this case I have tried to create a feeling of her being almost a carton caricature but keep the rest of the image more ‘real’
Some of the images will cause controversy, I am aware of this and that many may not like them,but then again, many do not like what they see ‘out there’ and its that that I am trying to address through this by working with my youngest daughter on subjects we have discussed at length, she in turn throws herself into her acting role for each set with gusto..
So I have made a start on the ‘hidden selves’ project.
The idea is to explore the darker sides of ourselves we keep hidden away or feel we have to hide..and work with a personal set of concepts for each models ‘inner selves’