I created this portraiture sequence as a way of bringing awareness to this topic, since it is not prevalently broadcasted. I myself as a teen, feel as though it is difficult to be an individual in a 21st century society which is so heavily controlled by social media, which is heavily filtered and makes even the most confident of teenagers question their own lives and erects insecurities. I believe that it is crucial for teenagers to understand that they are able to be who they want and focus on their own likes, dislikes and personalities.
I depicted this in an abstract format in order to portray the immense confusion which is experienced by teenagers during this period of their lives. The girl portrayed in the first image completely stands out from the background, this is because she has complete control over her sense of identity. The second and third photos shows her merging into her background as her personality is manipulated by the opinions of a harsh and unforgiving society.