Residual Self Image explores the difference of our perceived self. The subject is first photographed conventionally, looking into the camera lens. He or she is then photographed a second time through a 2-way mirror - a piece of glass that is a mirror when viewed on one side and a see-through window on the other. This allows the subject to look at their reflection when being photographed, just as they are able to when taking a "selfie." I wanted to see if there would be a difference between the muscle memory of our perceived "best look" and the reflection that can be continually adjusted to look the best in our own eyes.
Left: conventional portrait, looking into the camera lens. Right: mirror portrait, looking at own reflection