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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Origami

This photo is part of my series "Metamorphosis of Self". In this project, I wanted to create thirteen representations of myself. Each image expresses a concept that is fundamental to me: strengths and weaknesses which, through photographic art, are laid bare to be observed by an eye that retracts. The self-portrait invites us to get out of ourselves. During this process, we become foreigners ourselves, and through this movement, we want to identify by creating a sort of zone of blindness. Here, the opposition between sensible and intelligible overcomes and acts as a bridge between the two sides, allowing a better knowledge of one's unconscious. These thirteen images are characterized by vivid and strong colors to further enhance the subject which, despite being immobile and posing, maintains stability imbued with dynamic force.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Erika Zolli