Entry Title: "ROYALS"
Braden Summers
, United States
Category and Expertise: Photography, Professional

Entry Description:

These images are part of a series of "royal portraits" commenting on how we create our own image using social media channels. Today, we have the power to elevate our social status instead of relying solely on our family lineage. I find it interesting and simultaneously problematic that everyone on social media sites can use their platforms to create a brand out of their own image - curating feeds to present a certain idea or a certain ideal that may or may not acurately represent their truest self. I've taken the concept of presenting your best self to a level so extreme, it's obviously not based in reality. It is harder to feel inadequate, or to feel "less than", when you know the content you're consuming is exaggerated.

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