35mm film stock
My name is Jon and I was born and raised in Westminster, CA. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a focus in Cinema Studies.
This photo explores the theme of self-identity in a world full of electronic distractions. I find that introspection is important for growth as a human being but in today's society it becomes harder to practice. With social media and technology, we feel as though we are being watched; there is this constant act of redefining and projecting an online identity for the world. I wanted to portray a sense of intimacy and a sense of distance at the same time.
We have the ability to look inward, but in today's age of self-surveillance, are we really looking inward?