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Autumn in Oslo
What are younlooking at?
Summer by the Lake
Houseboat - Victoria Harbor
Monument to the Discoveries
Unfinished Church In Bermuda
Love for Study
Giraffe
Walk in a line
Belting a Tune
American Flag
Sanjana
Festive Mood
Rainy Day
Baby Robin
Stripes
Wedding Decor in Church
Chicago Theater
Lifelines
Architecture of Shiekh zayed Mosque
Silhouette with Birds
Double Pretty
Our play grund
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sanjana

This piece reflects my experience in high school and the lesson I have learned from a deteriorating relationship. I began photographing friends in their bedrooms with the absence of a full face. Without these facial features, viewers are unable to see the entire figure, suggesting the idea that we do not reveal our true selves. By choosing to photograph in bedrooms, I am able to illustrate a controlled personality the person in the image has created. Based on the objects thrown on floors or posters pinned on walls, assumptions can be made about the figure. These surrounding details are what each individual uses to portray themselves. Sanjana enjoys watching Friends, receives awards, and sleeps abundantly. Although these attributions are all true, there is much more to her than that. High school has brought me to the conclusion that personalities do not change, we slowly learn more about each individual that we choose to surround ourselves with.

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Burlington , Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Jessica James .
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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