The photo series “Exclusive” reflects an author’s exploration of how an individual’s inner world interacts with the influence of society. The project narrates the attempts of a person to join a specific social circle, even if it means forsaking their ideals, habits, and principles just to be recognized as “one of their own.” In the end, there is little time left to remain true to oneself. Many people may play this game throughout their entire lives, but most at some point feel inner resistance due to certain factors. Only a small fraction possess the strength to resist the pressure of public opinion and stay true to themselves.
The main character visualizes the process of resistance and the endeavor to affirm their uniqueness and independence while consciously relating to their own identity.