Wow! I can’t believe I finished…and even on time! I’d say that I am pretty satisfied with the outcome. I learned so much about people and about insecurities through this process. it has been a great opportunity to get a chance to do this project and this topic.
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, my final portfolio series is on insecurities. I asked 20 different people what their “biggest insecurity” was and then had them answer three questions:
1. Why are you insecure about it?
2. Does your insecurity affect your daily life?
3. What do you like most about yourself?
These questions helped me to better understand their insecurity and get an insight about them. Some of these images show people who appear to not have the insecurity they claim to have. This can refer back to the past where a particular instance emotionally scarred them and they are now insecure about something that is no longer there. Other images in my series show how insecurities can unify people in a way. Many different people may have the same insecurity even though they are not the same gender, race or body type. Some insecurities people had come across more as fears they have.
I chose to shoot these images in black in white partially to help protect their identity, but to also unify the series as a whole. I allowed each person to be creative when writing on their note card they were photographed with to let their creativity and personality show through in a different way since you can not see their facial expressions.
I realized later after I had shown them in class, I didn’t show the last three images…so obviously they are on here.
Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear comments, positive and negative. I can take constructive criticism.
And p.s. thanks to all who have read and kept up with my blog through this whole class.