" Can I Take Your Picture?" (2010)
You don’t see yourself from day to day.
There’s the me I can’t see, and the me I’m used to
seeing in mirrors, windows...
I instinctively avert my gaze the moment I catch the eye of the me
I see in reflections.
How really is the me that I see?
Is that me? Is it the me inside of me?
Or is it a me quite different from me?
Yet the moment when I ask myself this is the moment
I’m no doubt right here.
The idea behind my project is to combine two photographs into one.The first photo is a snapshot that is taken while the subject is unaware that they are having their photograph taken. For the second photo I ask the person from the first photograph if they can pose for me while I take their photo.For both photographs the camera is fixed in the same place so that each picture has the same frame.