UnDifferent – Paulo

*I discussed the premise for this whole project in a previous post.

Each of the subjects that I have made pictures of in the creation of this series will each share 3 things that they consider to be unique and distinct to their person. Once again, the point of the exercise is to allow the subjects to assert their individuality, yet find a commonality with other people at the same time.

For the second set of UnDifferent portraits, I have decided to shift the voice of the narrative over to the subjects themselves. This would allow me to share with you the experience of getting to know each subject yourself. I will only make necessary edits for the purpose of clarity.

1 — First, physical appearance. I may appear dark on the outside (Curse you permanent sunburn!), but on the inside I’m quite “lighter” than dark. I realized early on that there is this potential in me that’s capable of being good and… well, not so good. There are just times that you get to see what’s awful about me. If you took the time to know me, however, you’ll find that there is a lot that balances the awful out as well.


2 — Second, I’m playful and mischievous. The inner child in me comes out more often than it should. Despite the serious nature that I usually show, I can be quite child-like. However, I believe it is this nature that brings out my thirst for adventure and new experiences.


3 — And last but not the least. I was never in an official (romantic) relationship* since birth. Ironically, this helped me learn how to love myself before I could love someone else. In this process, I learned to appreciate the many people I have come to know in my lifetime. And that’s just as fulfilling.

Up next, Karisse…

*Joel: I’m not too sure if this fact is still true as of this blog post.


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