TOKYO-2018 People / Self-Portrait

Interior, Mirror

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Nudes, Gold in People/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Nicole Gadiel
  • Agency / Studio
    Nicole Gadiel / Art
  • Technical Info
    Sony Ilce-6000 - Iso3200 - 16mm - F/3.5 - 1/18 - Edited In Affinity Photo
  • Photo Date
    July 2016

This self-portrait captures the painterly stillness of a mundane situation frozen in time - and at first glance it has an apparent lack of narrative. A closer look reveals that there is of course a story to be told, although precisely what it tells about me, is up to the individual viewer. This piece was created as a play on the premise that I am merely a mirrored image of people's perceptions; who I really am is of no relevance, because their perceptions will always be their reality - no matter how much or how little I expose of my (inner) self.

Nicole Gadiel is a visual artist working within the fields of photography and painting; creating fine art and designing interior decor artwork for private and commercial clients around the globe. Born and raised in Canada, Nicole moved to Denmark as a teenager. This inspired her to view the world from new perspectives and different angles; an ability she successfully implemented throughout her career in strategic communications and now applies to the creation of artwork as she visually translates the obvious to the emotive.