In a Sea of Names
Recently, I had been reading articles about the new trend of parents giving their children gender-neutral names. Some parents choose to give the child a name that is flexible with their ever-growing identity. I was interested to know how these individuals felt about their gender-neutral name. For the project, I interviewed several participants about how their parents chose their name, and if they felt it gave them any advantages or disadvantages through life. Their answers and experiences were varied, and I used the layout of the book to introduce the participants first by just their name. I then used photography to continue this theme of a limited introduction, and a black and white palette to signify neutrality. The addition of clear embossing powder gives the reader a light tactile experience while flipping through the pages. The paper also softens the quality of the photographs, which introduce each person through obscure detail shots.
Photography excluding portraits