As human beings one of our most basic intrinsic needs is the desire to connect with one another. We have the brain capacity to articulate ourselves, form opinions, develop new languages, and come up with ideas to make the world we live in a better place. We are social. 

This body of work examines the way that social media and the increasing nature of mobile technology has critically altered the dynamic in which we socialize as human beings. As we become more and more enveloped in our screens, we alter the way we communicate and perceive one another. A new language is formed around a viciously cyclical system of validation via likes, followers, and friends. Through the medium of photography and video, this series attempts to address these ever-present societal behaviors that have become second nature to a growing majority of the human population.

With the advancement of technology, connecting with people has never been more accessible. Most recently, with the uprise of social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and the like have made it nearly impossible not to connect with the rest of the world. Taken in the form of a self-portrait, I am painting a picture of myself in a way that is both criticizing and condoning the behavior I choose to participate in on a daily basis. My goal is to frame a redundant loop that exaggerates the way we consume social media as well as draw attention to the way we present ourselves via the fabricated online persona.