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Fascinating self-portraits ask “Who would I be if I’d married someone else?”

Everybody wonders from time to time what life would have been like if they ended up with someone else as their life-long partner. Since 1999, photographer Dita Pepe has enacted her “what-if” wonderings in an odd but fascinating series of self-portraits.

Sometimes with friends and sometimes with strangers, she poses in “family” pictures with different men and sometimes their kids. Each photo is her answer to the question, “What would life have been like — what would I have been like — if I’d ended up with this man?”

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You can see lots more at Dita Pepe’s site.

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4 comments for “Fascinating self-portraits ask “Who would I be if I’d married someone else?”

  1. Dan Cassidy
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    So, if she had married an indian man her skin color would have changed? That image is pretty offensive, I thought we had moved on from the minstrel show mindset, obviously not.

  2. Scott Cline
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I’d be pissed if I were her husband.

  3. Le Dude
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I think this is great as a concept, reverse-engineering of lifestyles and people through stereotypical clothing. Like, “am I the real thing if I dress like it?”. The only thing I don’t like is the artsiness of the pics. I loathe over-processed pics, and in this case it takes away from the original goal. The artificially lighted style goes with some more hipster stereotypes, but makes the more mundane ones not work.

  4. N
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I was thinking the exact same thing. 😛