Guardians of the Golden Gate
In 2012, I began inviting participants to create fictitious characters, providing them with the opportunity to express themselves led by their own imagination. By putting together distinctive costumes, I asked each individual to construct a unique character inspired by personal ideas around mythology, archetypal superheroes, and science fiction.
This work is about creativity and role-playing as much as it is about manifesting interpretations of identity, particularly as it relates to self-representation in photography. As each individual invents a particular character to be photographed, the camera becomes an instrument of escapism, offering people to opportunity to create their own fantasy self.