Social Distortions


In the new "social media" focused world, people have, more than ever, become obsessed with image. Social media influencers will curate images of their lives that may not reflect their actual lives. My body of work, "Social Distortions", is a commentary on people today. Using appropriated photographs from commercial photographers, I transfer the image onto a wallpaper substrate. The photo transfers are not always perfect - which represents a person's aws. Each image is then re-imagined by collaging new features and surroundings on the model using images from fashion and lifestyle magazines, thus hiding the model's flaws much like the social media influencers hide their actual lives.