What do I love?
What do I hate?
What do I have to say?
What do I want to show people?
What am I hiding?
These are all questions we ask ourselves at some point in our life to figure out who we are. My experience came in my mid-twenties. Luckily enough it was also around the same time I discovered the world of conceptual photography. The emotional stories that could be laid out before the lens were astounding.
The first self-portrait I took was a strange experience. Facing yourself out of context and detached from your traditional point of view distorts your perspective. Yet, as I continued, this realm opened up my eyes and peeled back the many masks I had set up over the years to protect myself. It defined me, gave me purpose, and pushed the limits of who I am.
And so my work became my journey as well as a story to play out before our eyes.
Liz Malone is a photographer from Long Island, NY. We welcome her to aamora as a guest photographer. You can find more of her work on her website Photography Nerd.