Have you seen this work by artist Matt Held? If you haven’t you should because it presents an opportunity to sit back and think of our behaviour on social media through portraits that aren’t our own.
According to the artist
With the development of social networking sites, I’ve developed an interest in how people take simple or complex snapshots of themselves, post them to their page as a representation of who they are and what they want people to see. It is an interesting form of control and, in a way, self-preservation. However, there is a strong likelihood that many people who don’t know you will see this photo representation and make passing judgments as to who you may or may not be, much in the same way we make passing judgments on people we see in our neighborhoods every day..
You can find all the portraits on the artist’s website here .
*All images are taken from here