Be Plural Like the Universe
As a young photographer, I feel an uncomfortable obligation to define my artistic identity. It might be absurd that I feel pressure to carve a creative niche for my work. As a photographer, I can’t register my sensibilities as belonging to any classic category. When I reflect on my body of work, it’s as though a different each project was made by a different person. In searching for my artistic voice, I’ve not been able to rest on one.
My research project attempts to address, celebrate and exaggerate my heterogeneous sensibilities. Informed by the multiplied poetic dispositions of Fernando Pessoa, I have created three artistic personas. Each persona, with a unique voice and artistic approach, has produced a series of photographs that re ect their personalities. Throughout this essay I hope to lead you through my research methods and share the foundations on which this project was built.