Shuntaro. / (Slash)
The ‘Face’ is one of the most important things when people think about identity. I have been making photographs to show how the discord of idealistic identity and the real personality that influences so powerfully in our lives, societies and cultural communities.
Man can never see their own face, so people feel the need to live with a fragile self-image constructed by pieces of photographs, prejudices, and reverse images in the mirror, and it is frequently idealized to ‘how I should look’, because their faces only exist in their own minds. This is often influenced by their ‘ideal face type’, those from actors, models, even their neighbours. It is possible to see the gap between the ideal face and the real face does exist in our lives. In this project I try to depict this gap in portraits.
Firstly, taking a photograph of subjects with no make up; natural faces of people without any emotions. They were told to bring several sample images of their ideal face type and then were photographed in this way. These were then retouched in Photoshop to create their ideal face type. I’m continuing to photograph with diverse ethnic groups, nationalities and skin colours to make a ‘picture book’. This aims to reveal the gaps and connections between these ideologies.
1. Anson Chen / Kurt Cobain
2. Francesca Wilkinson / Sigrid Agren
3. Chuma Anagbado / Eddie Murphy
4. Sally Li/ Lin Chi-ling
5. Roman Nikonoff / Daniel Craig
6. Senneca Tonia / Keira Knightley
7. Anoop Shukla / Michael Fassbender
8. Mehrara Moulavi / Claudia Schiffer
9. Tua Kokkatoo / Simon Van Meervenne
10. Asli Shehi / Kate Winslet