While traveling with a friend in the summer of 2006, I noticed her looking at herself in the mirror. She had a different appearance than she did when I took her picture. I wondered if this could be documented.
Mirror Faces combined experience, event and photography, with the rigor of scientific experiment. A large group of people were invited to an event. Upon arrival, they entered a booth where they would create a self portrait by looking in a two-way mirror that had a camera hidden behind it. Upon leaving the booth, they would find themselves in a lively party, where they had their portrait taken in the public setting. These two images taken within moments of each other represents the two images of each of us: one the private face, the other, the public. The subtle and sometimes overt differences in the two become a photographic representation of how we see ourselves versus how we are seen.
Role: Artist, Photographer