The Other Walks
With this series of self-portraits, I explored the concept of the doppelganger: a ghostly double that appears as an omen of death or misfortune. I see the doppelganger as a corruption of identity, a specter who takes on one’s image as a reminder of his/her own mortality. In this way, this “other” becomes both a reflection and an avatar for the unseen forces that govern our lives. I removed my face from the images and replaced it with randomized elements from the environment – destroying the main identity of the character and creating a blank slate onto which more intangible ideas are projected. So, which character is the self and which is the imposter – and is there a clear line between the two?