I am your mirror
I am your mirror’ concerns the prejudice and acceptance of oneself.
My idea was to photograph myself and twelve people that I would find through the Internet.
These subjects, unpaid, would be free to choose a time and place to be photographed.
They could express themselves as they wished, and could be anonymous, or not.
I met the subjects with enthusiasm, an open mind and without judgement.
I wanted things to happen as they should happen and be open to letting everything explode as it was, without intervening.
Then, I asked them to write down a few words, something that could represent them.
We may grow up suppressing our feelings, taking on roles to protect ourselves.
If through habit we forget that we play roles, then we forget ourselves. We forget that we ‘are’.
‘I Am Your Mirror’ is energy, therapeutic release. The process arose through the connections created and the trust shared in the brief time looking through the camera/mirror whilst beginning to get to know each other.
With photography we can unlock doors but we can also disturb ourselves, as when we look in a mirror.
Do we like what we see?