In his “What I Be Project”, photographer Steve Rosenfield asked various people to write their most intimate insecurities down on their skin and shot astonishing portraits of them. The participants were even brave enough to share their stories on the project‘s website, shortly explaining how their prejudice, labels and fears have affected their lives and relationships.
“The ‘What I Be Project’ is all about honesty,” says Rosenfield. “In today’s society, we are told to look or act a certain way. If we differ from these ‘standards,’ we are often judged, ridiculed, and sometimes even killed over them. I started this project in hopes to open up the lines of communication, and to help everyone accept diversity with an open mind & heart.”
The project is still in the process of being created, so be sure to check the official website to check out the ever-growing collection of portraits and people’s stories.
“I am not my gender”
“I am not my number”
“I am not my depression”
“I am not my masculinity”
“I am not my amputation”
“I am not my rape”
View more on the artist’s page: http://www.stevejrosenfield.com/