We are focused, blurred, and distorted through the bokeh of perception.
Questions of identity or individuality that were once limited to our most immediate social circles are now exponentially expanded on a global scale due to social media use. However, the way we are perceived is still perpetuated by the same bias and stereotype filters other people view us through. Therefore we find ourselves filtering our own image depending on who we are addressing and what platform we are on. The literal filters we use to present our best selves are close cousins to the metaphorical filters we employ to protect our more fragile private personas. We are focused, blurred, and distorted through the bokeh of perception.