After the initial Thicket of Trash shoot with my cousin, I began to experiment with shooting self-portraits in my home, continuing to use wardrobe, my body, and environment to compose images. I wanted to explore the stigma surrounding positive self-image, and how selfie-culture invites negative judgments of vanity, shallowness, and conceit when a person shares or celebrates photos of themselves. My self-portraits aim to challenge these negative judgments and provide a space where a person can experiment with and have fun with their own image. Most of the images below were shot in my bathroom, my favorite place to shoot at home with its natural light and blank white walls.