MARÍA EMILIA ESCOBAR
A1er trying to capture iden?ty through paints and drawings, I found that photography was the most appropriate medium to do this. It allows capturing the essence of a moment, object or people in the picture.I use a lot the resource of reﬂec?on like in mirrors, windows and water. I did this because it shows who we are versus how people see us. Also because one of the major challenges I had was to take pictures with self-‐?mer.I strived for using diﬀerent composi?onal schemes and aesthe?c resources within the whole process of my inves?ga?on. I wanted to do each picture diﬀerent. I just didn’t want a picture of myself in a mirror. That’s why I used diﬀerent composi?ons like the ones in photos 7 and 9.Those composi?ons force the viewer search me, and is not simply me in the mirror, like in the photos 3-‐4.Those photos were the ﬁrst approaches I made to self-‐portraits. As my theme was iden?ty and the search of it, I wanted to make very personal photos. In each photo I wanted to bring something of my personality, where or how I feel comfortable and what I The last two photos came from the idea of taking a self-‐portrait with me not being really there. For these photos I printed a photo of me and then took a picture of that.