Shades

Multimedia, Photography
2012

“A sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in in amused contempt and pity" - W.E.B Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk

A series of eight portraits digitally composed of a hexadecimal coded mask. Each image contains over 600 layers created by color of the hexadecimal code in the area and skin color underneath the code. Each image contains 600+ layers manually created by the individual shades on the subjects skin. The mask is placed is layer over the skin results in a pixelated portrait.