Scarlett Shaney Langdon is a photographer, writer, zine-maker and graduate from BA Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion. Her work explores themes of queer femininity, digital cultures, performativity and female identity.
Her work, In real life, took the form of a zine and series of web pages exploring female identity online and the way women represent and perform femininity in our 21st century internet culture.
Scarlett told us:
‘This project was for my Final Major Project on BA Fashion Photography where I looked at online identities, and the way in which women perform identity online. For each subject I photographed I incorporated elements of their online identity into the image by using screenshots, iPhone imagery, and collaging elements from their social media accounts. I then contrasted this with stripped back portraits of the subject at home in their bedroom, shot on 35mm film. This juxtaposition serves to emphasise the performative nature of social media, and how women in particular use this to experiment, play and curate how they are seen.’