An image of myself that I took using a digital camera as a point and shoot image.
I used photoshop to affect the image and layer many effects one on top of the other in an attempt at “inner self” portrait. Layering the many emotions and feelings, most importantly, fear and self judgment. The scrambling of internal thoughts and the way the mind processes the way we see ourselves. Or in other words, what the mind sees when it looks into a mirror.
I aimed for fragmented lines and broken portions with fuzz representative of confusion, pastel colours representing the moment at which overwhelm sets in, and the mind enters a serene place. But the human figure to retain that almost turtlenecked cowering. The portions of deep line were intended to encapsulate and contrast the flat blocks of colour to represent confinement of thought whether by subconscious or willing repression.
I intended the image to be ‘almost-but-not-quite’ recognisable human, fraying it to the point where it almost tips over the edge of being a face and becomes just shapes and noise. TO appear overwhelmed by line and noise both real and metaphoric. To the point where it actually seems like there is too much.
I wanted the image to appear as if on the precipice of degeneration.