My name is Morgan Palmer and I am a photography major at the Rhode Island School of Design. For this assignment I decided to make a video depicting my thirteen year old sister, Annie, putting on and taking off makeup in a continuous loop. Inspired by Steven Klein's use of time remapping in his video work, I used Adobe After Effects to alter the footage to create more obsessive, overwhelming and somewhat fantastical imagery. Additionally, by having her apply the makeup in a careless yet precise manner I am dramatizing this routine act in order to highlight her transformation. This is a repetitive ritual that most women subject themselves to nearly everyday. Most of us without contemplating or remembering why we put these masks on to face the world.

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