This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast we talk with photographer Fares Micue about her striking self-portraits that tell interesting stories about self-growth and mental health. Using imagery of flowers, origami, and other delicate props, Micue transforms self-portraits into beautiful narratives about life. Her work is accompanied by thoughtful prose that brings new meaning to each piece.
We learn about Micue’s artistic process and the many new things she has learned along the way—from making origami to finding inner peace. Micue explains that not every new work describes a personal experience. Though these photographs are of herself, many represent characters that come from her imagination or from people watching.
Micue also tells us about how these characters have made an impact on others. She is able to introduce relatable narratives that help heal old wounds or open up viewers to new ideas. This episode is a great listen for those looking for news to express themselves through photography and art or for those who don’t know how to start their creative journey.