Rankin x Visual Diet - Selfie Harm

  • Katya Ganfeld
  • Emmanuel Robert Owusu-Afram
  • Mimi Gray
  • Niall Wilson
  • Fiona Hutchings
  • Ryan Rivers
  • Alex Gale
  • Neil Bennett
For my latest series, Selfie Harm, I photographed teenagers & handed them the image to then edit & filter until they felt their image was 'social media ready'.
People are mimicking their idols, making their eyes bigger, their nose smaller and their skin brighter, and all for social media likes. It's just another reason why we are living in a world of FOMO, sadness, increased anxiety, and Snapchat dysmorphia. It's time to acknowledge the damaging effects that social media has on people's self image.
Thanks to: The incredible individuals that took part in the Visual Diet project: Jennifer Felxi, Alessandra, Maisie, Isacc, Seb, Benedicte, Shereen, Mahalia, Eve, Siena, Tomas, Emma & Georgia. Also, Mimi Gray at M&C Saatchi, Marine Tanguy, Gem Fletcher, Aaron Gillies & Justin TIndall on making this project come to life!
Please Note: The majority of subjects preferred their original image.