Sunday, March 6, 2016
Jackie's Self Portrait
What I found most inspiring from David Wojinarowicz was the rawness of his artwork. Although at times I found myself cringing, I was still captivated by the range of emotions that were being evoked.
I've been thinking a lot lately about who I am. There is the entire me, the way I perceive myself, and the idea of me. I find these entities competing against themselves at times most when I'm trying to find the balance. It's a constant internal challenge for me, but through this project I wanted to showcase this feeling with the change in movement and emotions.
Through this set of pictures, I intended to capture all three (the entire me, the way I perceive myself, and the idea of me). These shots are candid and paused screenshots of a full length video of me putting on makeup and taking off makeup. The candidness of these photographs illustrate the unedited/raw version of me. As I'm doing all these actions, I'm looking at a mirror reflecting the way I perceive myself. Then finally, actions of me putting on makeup and creating an edited version of me, demonstrate the idea of me that I create.