The portraits depicted in “Obscured Personas” are an addition to my “Obscured Haze” series of self-portraits about becoming one with a dream. The dreamlike quality of these images allowed each individual to express an inner character that is not readily available on the surface. The adults in these images tended to lean more towards a child-like state of mind, while the children became more adult in nature. There are many ways to express events that have happened in a dream, however, it is difficult at times to project and explain the atmosphere. With these images, I am recreating the atmosphere of dreams while presenting each individual as they wished to be captured. With the use of high contrast colors and a looming sense of darkness, I have created a perplexing world of mystery and illusion where things don’t always have to make sense.