These images are me reflecting on the idea of hiding your true identity. I chose this specific sitter as he is very modest and quiet and the only way in which I was allowed to photograph him was if his face was covered.
What I found interesting is that there is only a thin layer of face paint between him and the viewer, yet it allows him to feel at ease with the camera.
I decided to make him pale and washed out so that he would almost go unseen as he stands in front of a white backdrop. This possibly echoes his personality as he explains how he sits and listens to people most of the time, and understands what is happening around him rather than being the ‘loud’ one in his social circle.