A photograph is capable of performing a similar function to that of a mirror, in that it reflects an image, and therefore it is potentially integral to the process of construction, adaptation and refinement of identity. The portrait is unique in that it allows us to stare at a face for a period of time that would never normally be permissible in the real world - we can stare for as long as we like without the feel of reprisal or social awkwardness. Its this extended exposure to the face that leads us to feel that we can explore the identity of the sitter far better via this prolonged viewing. As the viewer we feel the portrait allows us to see the face as a landscape, an ever changing environment that ages, changes and shifts over time and so we feel closer to the identity within. Yet the face offers only a handful of glimpses as to the factors that have sculpted this identity, this person. Instead it often stands alone in its representation of the ‘sitter’ simply asking the viewer to fashion a story from its singular presence and thus the portrait in parts becomes a mirror as we reflect more and more of ourselves upon the image. This series is all about exploring the relationship between the portrait, the viewer and how we see faces.