Invisible: Laura Williams’ conceptual self-portraits | ITSLIQUID

Invisible: Laura Williams’ conceptual self-portraits

Art | March 13, 2014 |

001LaurawilliamsImage courtesy of Laura Williams

Invisible: Laura Williams’ conceptual self-portraits

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses. That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura Williams did with her viral self-portrait series Invisible”.

002LaurawilliamsImage courtesy of Laura Williams

The main viral image, the one that reached the front page of Reddit and earned her Flickr stream hundreds of thousands of views, is the first one you can see. Using a mirror that she found in her aunt’s house, she created the illusion that her torso had disappeared entirely.

003LaurawilliamsImage courtesy of Laura Williams

The photo also earned her “her own Flickr Moment” in which she explains how she shot this photo, where she draws her inspiration and why she loves this kind of surreal work.

004LaurawilliamsImage courtesy of Laura Williams

Williams explains that the shoot itself was quite challenging because she was alone and had to keep getting back up to adjust focus after every shot, but the real fun began after the image was taken.

005LaurawilliamsImage courtesy of Laura Williams

“The post production was really fun and that’s when the image really came together for me”, she says. “It allowed to really play with the illusion and create the mood that I wanted… which is the feeling we all have of not being heard. Perhaps it stems from our youth, but I think it’s something we can all relate to.”


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