De-selfing. Selected works
I have been using my photography to create a visual representation of my feelings about romantic relationships, called De-Selfing.
After a major break up, I deeply believed that if I didn’t transform myself into a more likeable woman, there would be no more happiness in my life. So I started to dispose of everything that defined the old “me”-things I did, said, and even believed. I chose to “de-self” myself in order to please potential romantic partners.
Creating the images in De-Selfing has been a therapeutic process for me. Since starting the project, I have picked myself up piece by piece, gotten my confidence back, and been able to hear my own voice again.
I will leave
-from my diary, Feb. 27th
“Hsin Wang is a Taiwanese fine art photographer, currently based in Brooklyn. Her work is arresting through the intimate, honest and provocative approach, turning her personal stories into powerful metaphors and symbolic images of the complex relationship not only with the other, but with one’s own self.
Hsin’s work had been featured in New York Times- T Magazine, Feature Shoot, and many other influential fine art blogs and magazines. Hsin had been selected to attend the 27th of Eddie Adams workshop and 2014 New York Times Portfolio Review. She also received Paula Rhodes Memorial Awards for exceptional achievement in Digital Photography, School of Visual Arts.”.