Gen-Z Time Capsule:
Photos & Selfies
Polaroid Camera (front)
An I-type polaroid camera branded with Stranger Things logos and themes. I would like to include this object because it represents the nostalgia many Gen-Zers feel for times they didn’t live in, and their appreciation of decades-old eras and art, while maintaining a modern spin.
Polaroid Camera (back)
Stranger Things is a popular tv show among teens today that is set in the 80s and has launched countless trends once again such as scrunchies and cassette and vinyl collections.
The object I chose was a Polaroid camera. Many teenagers and young adults use this item as a way of capturing moments in their life. They are fascinated by how the photo prints directly from the camera after it was taken. They also like how the film that the photo is printed onto looks esthetic and vintage. The photos taken by this camera can then be used as decoration. They are often hung on string lights to help make a room feel cozy.
Self Portrait: Raindrops (1)
I feel that this self portrait should be included in the GenZ time capsule because it represents cinematic photography in our generation, that we can become something and make beautiful art.
Self Portrait: Raindrops (2)
Self Portrait: Raindrops (3)
After a Year of COVID (1)
This is a photographic series I created using self-portraiture and double exposure.
After a Year of COVID (2)
I took the photos and edited them to portray how many people are feeling after a year living in the pandemic.
After a Year of COVID (3)
I wanted to include these because if feel that it is important to share what I felt like during the pandemic and how I felt like I was trapped.
Who Am I? (3)
These objects fit into the category of cultural artifacts. The brown wooden stupa-shaped object is an offering vessel used by Buddhists. Then there is a small Buddha statue sitting on top of a silver pedestal. Yellow padauk is a national flower in Myanmar, commonly associated with the Thingyan water festival. The highly decorated towel/scarf is a traditional headscarf worn by The Pa’O (Pa-Oh) people in Myanmar.
Who Am I?
My project is a collage of images of people, animals, places, and things that helped me get through the pandemic. I am thankful that I have photos to look back on all the memories. At the base of my project is a cross because my faith is the core of who I am. Everything else builds around that.
Light Writing (1)
This is a photography series called Light Writing. that I did during Covid.
Light Writing (2)
To get this effect, all you have to do is prolong your camera exposer time.
Light Writing (3)
It mainly works best in the dark and you can get these cool images!
Nieces and Nephews (1)
I am 20 years old and I have 5 nephews and 2 nieces, ages from 19 years old to 10 months old.
Nieces and Nephews (2)
Most people do not think that a 20 year old can have that many nieces and nephews.
Nieces and Nephews (3)
Important Parts of Life (1)
The photos I chose serve as a symbol and reminder of what is important in life.
Important Parts of Life (2)
Time spent with friends and family is the most important part in what makes life a happy one.
Important Parts of Life (3)
With a Flash and a Zoom
In this work, I turned myself into the DC hero The Flash. I chose a pop culture direction because I feel that pop culture provides an escape from what is going on in the world, and I find that it’s nice to be in that make believe bubble every once in a while. I incorporated the longboard to resemble new hobbies and skills learned during the pandemic (longboarding is specific to me). The mask I’m wearing represents the pandemic and how it still affects people even when they’re trying to escape reality.
Covid Fire and Ice
My dad has worked full time during the Covid-19 pandemic, and I wanted to represent how he has felt wearing a mask for 8 hours a day at his job. I was also looking to represent a mood with the cold winter mixing with the warm spring.
Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter movement is very important to me not just because I’m a black man but also because I recognize that there’s injustice going on in this country that needs to change. It needs to get better and I want this time in history to be remembered.
Can't Take The Philly Out The Girl
This image is a depiction of a popular saying nationwide that states “You can take a girl out of Philly, but you can’t take the Philly out of a girl.” It basically means that wherever someone goes, you will never be able to take their hometown from their identity.
I have painted my hair more than five times with a dye that costs me three bucks. My hair has gone from brown to blue and I have bleached my hair too many times during quarantine. This is a reminder of how I look at 18 years old: with blue hair and with two tattoos that my parents have no idea about.
This is a picture of me and my two grandparents at the park before my first and last prom (since senior prom was cancelled due to Covid-19).
A photo of me and a deer I killed. I am doing this because this is a dying sport.
The one person that means the most to me and has helped me through more than anything and I cannot thank him enough for everything that has happened. I love you always.
My Family Photo
This is a photo of my family. The girl in the blue shirt is me. The kid in the green shirt is my little sister, Kimber. The two grown-ups holding us are my mom and dad. The other three kids in the picture are my other sisters.
Pictures depicting how my generation is creative and fun.
These pictures show the life and laugh of what it is like to live as we have.
I bought my Plum Hydroflask right before my first year of college, and it travels with me to every class, study session, and adventure that college has taken me on!
Self-Actualization, the final layer in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s a goal I wish to obtain and how I see my future self getting there.
Almost every young person on the planet have taken mirror selfies in some way. Every Gen Z wants to feel extra, to be extraordinary. To pop up and “burn”