This project started as an exploration of the concept that I have been working with since I started my BA program in the University, Identity. It is the result of the connection of all the work made during previous modules, including my final degree essay.
My main goal was to turn into photographs the idea that our identity is something that is not fixed or pre-established, but ever-changing and always in the making. I wanted to particularly depict the possibility of being “re born” over and over again, in a conscious way through a conceptual womb/box. I decided to depict different subjects in different scenes, isolated form their context/reality in a way to represent the moment when any individual decides to start over again from scratch allowing his or her “new-self” to be born. I also intended to put into visual terms the relation between what ‘the individual’ was and what ‘the individual’ no longer is. The ‘actual self’ isolated from the representations of its past.
The execution of this project was divided in 3 stages: Box design/construction, scenes photo-shoots and full project post-production. I was in charge of all of them. From the design, planning and construction of the collapsible box in the University’s workshop, to the planning/sketching of each one of the scenes, including finding the props and locations, the transportation of all the technical elements and people to the specific scenes and setting up everything to be shot, as well as the final step, editing and post-production of the final images.