I recreated the famous stage photo from The Shawshank Redemption, a scene in which the hero spread his arm to embrace the dazzling sunlight. Though I personally preferred not to use photoshop, I finally comprised to this option because I had not been able to find such brilliant streams of light in real life. The assignment helped me improve my “performativity”, namely the ability to perform and reveal myself in front of people. I was really reluctant to posing my body in this way in front of my roommate (who took the photo for me), but in order to fulfill the assignment I finally let go of my conservatism (Although you can still see from the degree of my movement that I was still pretty “prudent”.)

The Original Photo Taken by my Roommate

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