In my mind, I see a line

Individuals are born into societies that dictate how they should see themselves and others through oppressive ways of thinking that has been passed from one generation to the next.

In this series, the lines prevent the viewers from distinctly seeing the subject and its facial features, only leaving a form similar to that of a shadow.

Lines generally represent rules, strictness and severity. This series is a visual representation of the society's rules leading to the distortion of one's identity and individuality.

The majority of people conforming to society's rules and standards and staying "between the lines" generally leads to their individuality, creativity and uniqueness being stifled and suffocated.

Titled after an Harriet Tubman quote, "In my mind, I see a line" aims to reimagine one's struggle for individuality in today's society.

Featuring / Atlas Hapy (@atlashapy)

Photography / Yannis Davy Guibinga