Sabrina Lauriston is a professional photographer with a passion for storytelling. Her first love is film photography, using both medium format and pinhole cameras to create detailed and striking black and white images.
“You don’t take a picture, you create it, and for me the creation of an image is in the camera, in the instant you press your shutter.”
– Sabrina Lauriston, 2016
Ego is an artistic project that explores a new field in the self-portrait of photography. Sabrina Lauriston is interested in using pinhole colour photography to analyze and understand her own Ego to represent the true nature of her real emotions.
In psychology, the Ego, the ego is that instance which has the task of mediating drives and social needs and is therefore responsible for contact and for relations with reality, both internal and external. The ego organizes and manages environmental motivations and it is the main mediator of awareness: it is the central manager of all psychic activities, which turns towards itself and towards the external environment, generating awareness of oneself and of reality. The ego is therefore the seat of gender identity, will and personality. The ego is therefore essential for the structuring of one’s own identity and the affirmation of oneself.
This project wants to reflect on what a portrait can capture of a person and what he can not. He wants to question how photography and art can be used to understand and express their true emotions by abandoning their own mask and simply being themselves.