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The Masks We Wear

I very much enjoy my work with the performing arts. I enjoy the drama, the theatrics, the ability to pretend to be someone else. I wanted to combine this with my creative portraiture. I began by thinking about the simplest ways to become someone else or to hide your identity. In the earliest days of plays on stage they simply held a mask in front of their face. Masks have been used for religious purposes, practical reasons, story telling and obviously as a disguise. I am looking at the stories and narrative that can be told by the use of masks.

The project is ongoing the images below are some of the work in progress.