Creative side project - Alter Ego

Side projects keep me engaged. They keep me learning. They keep me challenged.

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This series of clown photographs came out of another creative side project - a series of selfies for #foliophoto, an Instagram side project co-led with Christie. For one of my selfies I grabbed some face paint and quickly turned into a clown.

I wanted to develop this idea further and the opportunity came with the latest We Are the Contributors Project - Alter Ego. 

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Why a clown? For me it's the contrast between the happy make-up & costume and the person behind the artifice. I wonder how much we know ourselves underneath our daily costumes. Do we really know anyone else who we encounter as we go about our day?

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It's also about uniforms - how we change when we put on certain clothes. How we perform our personality in front of our family, friends, coworkers and strangers.

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It's about all the many different roles that we play and to what extent we choose them or have them chosen for us.

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Sandra Harris We Are the Contributors Project #3 - Alter Ego

To see all of the contributors' alter ego projects, go to We Are the Contributors

What side projects have you completed lately?