I love how the metal distortion, the light and shadows combine to create this image. It looks as if Z has removed her mask only to reveal, nothing? That’s the danger of masks. They hide and protect us. They feel like armor. But worn too long and the self atrophies, like a limb held in a cast. The thing that was supposed to support becomes a tool of waste. Sometimes it’s good to pull the mask off, to let in light and fresh air. Even if it risks being exposed.
Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH. Anisotropic Images Photography.