Not Betty

After reading The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton, I began this analog series Not Betty. I was reading about Cindy Sherman, as well as other photographers, who taught me to appreciate photography as a fine art. So my project got me thinking about my name – Betty. When I think of the name Betty, I think of other famous Betty’s like Betty Grable, Betty Ford, Bette Davis, and Betty Boop.

It sounds so Americana.

I used paper wigs to transform myself into these iconic women, reviving and remaking an image into fine art.

So is this me?

or Betty?