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    Not being fully aware of it myself at first, I have recently started covering parts of the model’s face in my portraits. The past couple of month… Read More
    Not being fully aware of it myself at first, I have recently started covering parts of the model’s face in my portraits. The past couple of months I have been thinking about self-censorship, what to showcase and what to keep private, what to say out loud and what to keep in my own head. Both my sisters model for me a lot (I am very fortunate to be graced with a younger and an older gorgeous sister besides two brothers, so why not take advantage of this). Uploading my work on the internet has always given me mixed feelings. Sure, I want to showcase my photographs and share my art with other people, but at the same time I feel very protective over my sisters and fear that the photographs might be shared or used in inappropriate ways. That’s a risk that everyone participating on the internet has to face. The cover-up portraits attempt to let them keep some of their identity. It’s a conscious choice not to share everything with the audience. To leave something to the imagination and force the viewer to put some thought into it. Read Less
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In photo frame during the makin process. I chose a frame with glass about 3cm away from the photograph, so that the gold painted on the glass would create a shadow.
While standing in front of the image, as you would usually do, the eyes are covered by the paint. Only when moving further to the left or right, will the viewer be able to see the whole face.