Self as Subject and Simulacra
Simulacrum n., pl. - cra [see simulate] 1. an image or likeness.
Often these photographs are highly theatrical and include the self as one of many elements, which address a larger context. The artist often is portrayed as a doppelgänger (mirror image), implying that there is a replication of the self. This exploitation of one's self can serve as a doorway to greater understanding. The application of added identities is a vehicle that leads to unmasking the complexities of life within an unfolding photographic drama.