Residual Self Image explores the difference between the way we perceive ourselves and the way other perceive us. 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