Bronze / 2018 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

Somewear

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Lucia Fainzilber

Somewear is a series of self -portraits, which struggle with the idea of identity. Setting my body in front of the camera has been a way of looking myself in another way, trying to answer all those questions about who we really are. Society, family and the generation we live in, make this journey even harder. We camouflage as animals do or even soldiers, in order to survive. It’s our way of being inside a system. Its like a game, if it fits, your vision can be deceived creating almost an optical illusion. Is it possible to isolate our more pure self to everything that it’s attached to us? Somewhere we can find these answers or not. Maybe the real answer is to learn how to live with this but not forgetting to look inside.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1986. Studied Costume Making Design for Theatre workshops at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Art Direction in Filmmaking at The University of Cine in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. After graduating in 2008, worked as a colorist in postproduction, color-correcting movies in a Visual Mastering Studio before moving to New York to study at the International Center of Photography. After finishing The One-Year Certificate Program at ICP, assisted various fashion photographers based in NYC as well as doing her own editorial works for International magazines like Dossier and campaigns for international and local brands. While working in fashion she also developed her personal work, making both things converge.