17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Me and Myself

We all experience an inner dialogue. We have a mental image of ourselves that we are talking to almost every moment of our life. We discuss just about anything: hopes, troubles, Sunday shopping, memories from the past, what the person standing next to us thinks about us. Every person’s identity is split into two parts, “me” and “myself." The project is exploring the interactions of these two different sides of the same person and idea the of the duality of a human mind and self-discovery. Often, one of these parts is our inner critic, the one that comes up with all the fears, excuses and negative thoughts. This “me” can make us fail at anything since this voice will never be happy. It’s the job of the other part, “myself," to recognize the negative delusion and turn it into healthy, positive thoughts, bringing peace to our minds.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Copyright: © Daria Petrova
Photo of the Day: 07.30.19
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