I started this personal project in 2010, borrowing clothes and identities from people I have encountered on the streets or while on assignment, from my subjects or from plain old friends. “I am not who I am” is a series of self portraits looking to question the way we view ourselves and other people through easily recognizable stereotypes.
I had 20 self-portraits in the 2014 photo exhibit curated by Carlos Acero Ruíz. But this is still (and probably always will be) a work in progress. I have kept on creating new photographs ever since.
Here are a few of them (from left to right).
– New Yorker, 2016.
– Cuban Bride, 2015.
– Cuban Girl in Wi-Fi Zone, 2015.
– Woman from Batey, 2010.
– Old Woman from the Countryside 1, 2014.
– Old Woman from the Countryside 2, 2014.
– Woman from the Countryside, 2014.
– Small-town Teenager, 2011.
– Public School Student, 2014.
– Saleswoman at Traffic Light, 2014.
– “Paletera” at Construction Site, 2014.
– Domestic Worker, 2014.
– Nanny, 2014.
– Nanny’s Boss, 2014.
– Woman at Beauty Parlor, 2014.
– Girl taking a #selfie #havingagreattime #brunetteshavemorefun #girlsnightout #fridaynight #yolo #iwokeuplikethis #girlsnight #ladiesnightout #friendsforever #bffs #girlsjustwannahavefun #sangria #happyhour #lookingfabulous, 2014
– Engaged, 2014.
– Football fan, 2012.
– Woman at Country Music Bar, 2012.
(I want to thank the friends who helped me press the shutter when I was too far away from the camera to do it!)