The True Self // 2019
The True Self is a reaction to Instagram deleting pictures that contain nipples or genitals. This photo series shows the true human according to Instagrams policy. The rather disturbing images are self-portraits.
This project turned out to be an emotional rollercoaster, ignorantly enough I thought I could just create a cool looking project without considering the consequences of using my own body. During the process an emotional awareness arose causing me to feel unease when I would look at the images. This made me realise that the photo series shouldn’t only be self-portraits but also images of other people.
Rosa Zwiers: concept, graphic design, photography.