(thesis advisor)Ethan Silverman
Developing Identity explores how tattoos affect personal identity through a series of self-portrait photographs in which I am performing as different characters that draw from aspects of my identity. I am interested in how tattoos inform the way people perceive an individual's identity and how having tattoos changes the way people perceive themselves. By superimposing tattoos on my body in self-portrait photographs with Adobe® Photoshop®, I am able to explore how a variety of tattoos affect my identity and hope to discover how that identity is perceived. With my performance for each identity I am attempting to gain insight into how an individual with the coinciding tattoos might perceive themselves and act.
Elie Stevenson. Developing Identity.
2009. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2009. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
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