“In The Other, I wanted to imagine what it might feel like if we were able to express ourselves freely
without fear of judgment or condemnation, to look beyond the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves and
have the courage to become who we really are.” French photographer Elisa Miller investigates the myriad of expressions of the human self and the different shells people inhabit to show or conceal
their identity. Individuals in retro, cinematic portraits exist in pairs. One image depicts a woman smoking in marigold gloves at the kitchen table, a second self leant back against the fridge opposite: a dual depiction of freedom and self-restriction.
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Image Credit: Elisa Miller, Contact (detail), (2021). Self portrait.