Skin

I want to explore the human skin! And our understanding of it. I wanted to see how skin really look like if we where able to take it of like a carpet or like clothes. I want to explore how we look at ourselves compared to the technology smartphones provide.

Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg
Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg

Skin is our biggest and outermost organ. and it is absolutely necessary for us to survive. It protects us from bacteria and other small animals, as could come straight into the organs inside.

Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg
Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg
Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg

With smartphone and social media like fb, instagram and blogger, there has been a cultural phenomenon in the form of selfier, identity and exaggerated beauty ideals. The youth culture has become a competition about to look most beautiful and to show a perfect life. Selfier is retouched to show as perfect skin as possible. Pimples, moles and normal skin are edited to the unknown. In addition, many people use botox, restylan and go for plastic surgery.

Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg
Photographer: Ken Roger Olberg

We are on our way to losing the youth into a world of exaggerated beauty press. Youth today feel the pressure to constantly be as similar as possible to the ideal of beauty and celebrities that exaggerated retouches their images, taking botox, restylan and cosmetic interventions. Just to resemble someone who is not real.

But it is very difficult in the society we live in now, it’s very much mr perfect, miss perfect everywhere. And hunt for the perfect life, so I have an understanding of it. But I discourage people from doing so much because i mean happiness is not into getting a lots of click on fb, instagram or other sosial media.

It starts in yourself.