James A. Hemphill
ART 3233: Studio Lighting
Series of 10
This work is about alter egos. I feel that we all wear a mask of personality when we go out in public. Big or small, they’re often created out of defense, shyness, or just to fit in. The first photo represents their everyday public personality, and and the second represents their alter ego.
A lot of the shots I used were off guard. I talked to each person about their personalities with my finger on the trigger, pressing it at sort of random when I felt they had let their guard down.