So I had an epiphany! After struggling to find ways to make my other ideas look photo-realistic, I decided to change my angle into something simple yet hopefully effective.
I want to explore the idea of the obsession going to an extreme where girls completely fabricate another reality to post online. In reality we actually do this, we tidy our rooms a bit before a bedroom selfie, we adjust the angle and make sure that the image is conveying the message we want to send.
I have played around on photoshop and this is what I’ve come up with so far! might changes bits around over the next few days, but hopefully this is okay so far!
Please let me know if you think this image conveys the themes of a fabricated reality, obsession and false reality
Things to note:
- The TV is showing an image of a rainy alley which will be the background of the selfie, but its not reality
- The onions on the table are there to help her cry false tears
- The reflection on the table shows her true self, she’s not a depressed goth-type teen, but a happy girl