Screen Over Skin

Sophie Sebastiani (graphics & text)

This photo series is full of layers portraying the real world and the often concealed, digital one. The photos feature the dichotomy of vibrant colors against the black and white backgrounds and the pointedness of placing selfies and lone figures within an urban environment. The overall theme of this series, however, is the melding of the virtual within reality where technology is interfering with our normal lives.

But this photo series is less of a criticism of society than an observation of it- or perhaps it's just a criticism of myself. The truth is, we just want to be seen, to be heard- but are often too afraid, too self-conscious to reach out first. Posting on social media is often the most neutral option, leaving the responsibility literally in the hands of other users. We are literally tapping into a system where everyone is connected; where connection is just a like or a comment away, yet at the same time, it seems like we are separating ourselves from the rest of the world, choosing our screens over skin; choosing the implied over the actual.

Haru Sukegawa

a thing about Lisa