This project was created as a result of thinking about portrait photography. A portrait of any person gives us some information about his/her personality, about the moment of taking that portrait shot, you can guess more about his/her class in society and many other aspects. Perhaps some of this information might be wrong and pushes you to an incorrect judgment but this is the potential of photography: It shows you just a part of truth and hides other part of it. Moreover we are never completely honest, even with ourselves so we always wear a mask.
I tried to find some information from taking photographs of people’s wardrobe. I believe at a glance at any wardrobe you will discover many details about the owner of the wardrobe because you have a collection of his/her belongings in one place: clothes, shoes and other things. In other words each wardrobe shows us their owner’s selection of aspects and says something about his/her taste and lifestyle.This selections reveals many facts about their owner.
In order to feature my purpose of this project I asked wardrobe’s owners to let me hide them in between of their belongings therefore you can see just a part of their body. I used wardrobe as a mask for them, the same as what happens in reality. We hide ourselves behind a mask every day. This mask includes our appearance suggested by our clothes, hair and rooming style and more in our personal language and vocabularies. In addition, this project could be used as an idea for a fashion photography.