Commentary on the age of narcissits, those flaunting their vulgar lives and fucking hashtags, like any of it matters.
'This is who I am!' is a body of work produced as a three-edition zine exploring self-image and self-presentation through a warts-and-all approach to self-portraiture. It pokes an accusing finger at the people who deserve our derision, at all times - the social media narcissists. Taking to social media, 'they' convince others (or is it themselves) that life is better than it is. But it isn't. It's just normal. This false-image pollutes impressionable young minds - where life imitates art, and leads to issues of negative self-esteem and self-worth. Despite the serious undertones, this work is humorous and brutal.
The project was photographed over a period of months in early 2018, with inspiration and research beginning in late 2017. The creative output of this work was Instagram-style artworks, attracting sneering commentary and insults. The resulting social media posts were used in the zine.
The work was shot on 35mm film.