PERSONA The overall meaning of my picture is things that make me who I am. I tried to add images that personify me. Not necessarily because the items themselves are important to who I am, bu because of the ideas they represent. The shoes represent my confident nature. It is important to me that I stay confident and believe in myself no matter what it is I am wearing. The fox statue represents my race and connection to Asian culture. As an Asian-American, I am very proud of who I am and my heritage. The candle represents my hope that I can be a calming presence. Finally, the buddha statue represents my family and my love for them. Some simple effects were used in photoshop such as cropping, color adjustment, and opacity adjustment through several layers. All of these aspects together help to create my persona. They represent what defines and makes me.
In comparison to my previous selfie picture, I believe that this one is much cleaner and neat. In my first attempt, the images were all haphazardly put together. This made for a very cluttered and messy image. In the double exposure image, it is put together much better. The image is clean and looks much more professional. There are also faded areas and opacity was used to greater affect. The images layer together nicely, where as in the selfie collage the separate images did not work together well.