Being Human

Print Editorial | 2016

Being Human is an exploration on of the very nature of humanity—its complexity, its contradictions, its various changing states—and what it means to be human. 

Developed over the course of 2016, it is about tuning in to the honest presence of each individual and the strong and often sad emotions that make us feel deeply connected with the wholeness of humanity, despite our different and ever-changing identities.

Presented through a series of portraits, Being Human invites the viewer to dwell on the intricacies of identities, memories, emotional states, and the universal human truths.

Portraits as a History of Identities

History is the stories of the past. It preserves the lineage and heritage of our culture. It explains why we are what we are today. On a micro level, the personal history of each individual is just as important to be documented and preserved. We, like the world we have constructed, are constantly shifting our identities, ideologies, worldview, and our state-of-being from one to another. Photography is a unique medium that captures life one moment at a time with truthful depiction. Photography’s ability to solidify time makes itself the perfect visual medium for capturing our transient states of presence.

The publication was produced entirely by hand. All images shot on film.

Dimensions : 7.5 x 10 x 0.2"
Paper: 270 gsm (cover); 130 gsm (inside)
Binding: Perfect bound
Copies: 20