Chameleon

Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with Rebecca, makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
She is a chameleon.

She is emerald in the forest, cyan on ocean beds, marigold in fields of sunflowers. She is Hazel in front of mirrors, Raven to her readers, Henna to her followers. She breathes in violet clouds and exhales indigo daydreams, drinks in azure mists and speaks spun scarlet, but never were the colours that burst forth from within her in a euphoric stream of mania ever her own. It is white light shattering into seven shards showering upon her soul.

She is a chameleon, but she does not tell anyone.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LILY HARITH [FLICKR / INSTAGRAM
MAKEUP BY MUIZ ZAMRI [YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM]
MODELED WITH REBECCA [TWITTER / INSTAGRAM]

Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
Brunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with Rebecca, makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily HarithBrunei Blogger May Cho in collaboration with Rebecca, makeup artist Muiz Zamri and Photographer Lily Harith
This is part two of a photoshoot I should have posted three months ago. In collaboration with local talents of whom the sheer amount of creativity still blows my mind to this day, this is a series of photographs dubbed The Mermaid Edition by the photographer, Lily, but of which I decided to take on a more critical route.

This could have gone two ways: either a brilliant exposition of how we are are the colours of our own world, perfect for blinded idealists not unlike myself or an almost cruel reflection of social media culture of how we alter ourselves in more than just one front to cater to the masses of our audiences.

This needs no elaboration as I'm sure we, as beings attuned to being online, have read about countless of times. I'd like to say I am free of such sin but I'll be the first to say confession: my Instagram feed and Pinterest boards? Curated to the needs of the aesthetic-hungry despite my never having done so prior to blogging.

My feet stands firm on the fence in this one as I think this is neither right nor wrong, merely an act that dents ourselves in ways only we know.

So, 'fess up, chameleon: do you think you have altered yourself to cater to your audience? What are your thoughts of doing so?

MAY X

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