My Name is Aly
Found Internet Images
When I first joined a social network website in 2006 it first began as experiment and research for my work. I immediately started thinking about identity and how much I wanted to share of myself. This gave me the idea to search my online alias and found the following images and text. Since developing the website overtime the theme of ownership, perception, illusion in relationship to photography on the Internet and in the 3D world have become a fascinating subject for me.
Two of the most frequently asked online questions; is what do you like, where do you come from and which is quickly followed by the third; can we exchange an image. In the past I never believed that ones true image could ever be captured on film. But all of these questions and request made me wonder and I turned the camera on myself for the first time. If photography is a lie then within that lie and within every lie there is a residue of truth. This is one of my goals, to reveal and capture a truth. The series of self-portraits titled, the private world of alydelu and the portraits, with the working title Willows or Illusions are an extension of these very ideas and desires.
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