Polaroid self portraits

At the Utopia Fair members of the public were invited to make self portraits using the self portrait experience developed by artist Cristina Nunez.

We used a small tent as a photography booth and a polaroid camera.

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The methodology involves an exploration of emotions. Our first day at the Fair coincided with the result of the referendum on whether to remain in Europe.



A mother and daughter were visiting a nearby university where the daughter hoped to study. They said that their portraits marked a moment of change as the young woman prepared to leave home.

Here are some more portraits. Part of Cristina’s method is to ask the ‘subjects’ to read the multiple possible meanings in the face of the person photographed. What could each of these people be feeling and thinking?