Czech photographer Dita Pepe uses self-portrait photography to explore ideas of how personal identity can seem to change dramatically in relationship to the other people in our lives, and the surrounding circumstances.
In this series, she stages "what-if" scenarios, where she portrays herself in various guises while posing as a wife or partner of men from many different walks of life. Each photograph is made in each man's typical real-life surroundings, and often with his children (sometimes including her own real-life daughter in the mix).
We've seen this kind of self transformation in the work of Cindy Sherman, of course, but this is less polished, with a snapshot aesthetic that makes each feel casual and funky and somehow more believable.
Not surprisingly, her university thesis was titled, "Photography as a form of therapy".
— Jim Casper
Imagine a completely modular world, one broken into individual, endlessly interchangeable units. This inventive series of horizon landscapes reflects on our increasingly subdivided environment.
Pieces are sewn together. Thread binds the content. Dye binds the colors. Past and present collide. Manipulated family photographs expose new truths in existing images—true feelings emerge from these jarring combinations.
An intensely personal short video of black-and-white still images, with poetic narration by the photographer.