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In an image saturated culture, where our self-worth is determined by likes, shares and retweets, the curation of a digital persona becomes increasingly important. In the interconnected world, reality and lived experience often become less important than our social network and our social reach.

These photographs explore my relationship with my image, both intentionally constructed and inadvertently presented. This is a project that stems from my narcissism and the inevitable blurring of boundaries that comes from maintaining multiple online personas.

Like the artifact of the craigslist tea kettle seller’s accidental full frontal nude, my truth and current state are reflected in the image that I am curating. I incorporate my current state into pre-constructed images of my idealized self as a lingering reminder of the less constructed components of reality. These images question how we present ourselves and construct our identities through social media and examine the process in which the mundane becomes monumental.


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