Gregory.This is one of my best friends from uni. The picture was taken at 8:30am. We both had gone to bed maybe an hour before it was taken, having the spent the majority of the night drinking, playing guitar and generally talking bollocks. I found it funny that he had gone to bed still wearing everything from the night before, blazer and shoes included.
I had to be up for a lecture, otherwise i dont think I would have emerged from my room till it was dark again. Greg, im sure, went back to bed after this photo was taken. I dont think he functions very well on an hours sleep.
This is part of a series called First Sight. I found that everyone, myself included, has an image of themselves that they are always trying to project. I mask that they put on, a fake personality, however subtle, that they want others to see. The only time that this mask comes off is when you are in your own private space, with no one else around. Since I am living in student halls at the moment, the only modicum of privacy that we get is when we are in our own rooms.
I wanted to try and capture this fleeting moment, where there are no pretences. I decided to shoot each of my subjects very early in the morning, as they woke up. This is probably when you are most venerable.