We are conducting a series of experiments to explore control within portrait photography. Our initial idea was to control the photographers distance to the subject by tying a piece of string between the camera and subject. We document the process at the same time. After reviewing the series of these portraits we decided the documentation photographs were more interesting, creating a more sculptural image.
The idea was about wrapping my face to hide my identity. This portrait was inspired by a photomontage at Tate by John Heartfield, where he used a piece of newspaper showing Hitlers face to cover someone elses face, obscuring their identity.