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Dear Society,

Published August 17th, 2012

Dear Society,



The idea of being defined by others rather than one self seems to permeate our culture. Parents have desires for who we should become, friends have preferences for how we should act, and society as a whole determines if our way of life is acceptable or not. This could include anything from occupations and life long dreams to small habits and personal quirks. But there is also an alternative that exists within the true self.



In this photographic series, I aim to collaborate with my subjects and encourage them to react to this contrast by placing their opinions directly onto the negatives of themselves. Additionally, I am creating diptychs to reinforce this dichotomy between the imagined self and the true self, and provide a visual representation for the conflict itself. My hope is to invite the viewer to become more comfortable with the conflict within them, and more accepting of the person they dream to be.



Sincerely, Emily Detrick

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Nate as a Christian, Nate as Himself

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Phinou as a Nice Girl, Phinou as Herself

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Jayson as a Business Man, Jayson as Himself

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Casey as a College Student, Casey as Herself

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Stephen as a Straight Man, Stephen as Himself

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andrbov
andrea bovio  over 2 years ago
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this is a great idea and a great series.
business man is my favourite! see you!

crosales
Carlos Rosales  over 2 years ago
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great concept and photo intervention!
sirendasha
Daria Siren  over 2 years ago
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well-done work!its really interesting and deserves attention
carloscarrascoa
Carlos Carrasco  over 2 years ago
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good..!!