Premiere: "I.D." Takes a Deeper Look at Individual Identity
The notion of how we define ourselves is ever-evolving; what makes you unique in a sea of similar faces? Photographer Evan Murphy is taking a deeper dive into the discovery process of identifying oneself, and, further, how we express that outwardly to the rest of the world. “I.D.” is not just about identification; it’s also about feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin, and the struggles that often make that a more difficult endeavor.
“Creating the series allowed me to tell a story without using words,” Murphy says. “With each piece I was able to create a message about something that either I feel connected to, or could connect to someone else. The process of creating the series was rewarding, because I was able to use art to express my voice. The entire series took me about a year to complete, coming up with the ideas, getting rid of some, and creating an overall message were all apart of the process.”
“I.D.” also served as an opportunity for Murphy himself to join in on the discovery process.
“Over the course of shooting I was able to dig through my thoughts, and pick through my brain,” he says. “Because of this, I did discover a lot about myself, and allowed me to self reflect as well. I was able to really think about who I want to be, what I want to represent, and the footprint I want to leave behind.”
Check out the full gallery above for each photo and its accompanying theme.
Images courtesy of Evan Murphy
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