“Behind the Mask” is a photography project that was inspired by a growing awareness that we no longer see each other’s smiles or expressions, at least during this pandemic time. I not only don’t want us to forget who is behind the mask, but I also think it’s an opportunity to ask that question in more depth.
Who are you, behind the presentation, facts and details of your life - beyond where you live or what you do. What is it like to be you behind those things? What would you like us to know about you?
The process of participating is easy. I come to where you are (outdoors only), or a location that is convenient for you. (Please know that I wear a mask and keep a safe distance when I meet you.) I take just two pictures - one with the mask on and one with it off, and I ask you to hold very still for each photo so that I can blend the two photos. It only takes five minutes, and then I leave you with a form that you can email back to me that asks this question:
Who are YOU behind your mask?
Please contact me if you would be interested in participating in this project by using the form below or by emailing me directly at email@example.com.
My intention is to publish a book on this theme, as part of the "emotional history" of what it was like to live through this pandemic time. And for now, and as I continue to work on this project, I will be adding to and updating the online teaser that is the video above.
I would be honored to photograph you, and even more honored to know who you are behind the mask.
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