Michael's war

  • Dates
    2013 - Ongoing
  • Author
  • Topics Portrait, Daily Life, Social Issues

The everyday conflict between Michael's different personality and affections

Michael is 58 years old, he's unemployed and has always lived in solitude. Since he was young, he devotes his life to the passion of transformation of his person. Affected by the compulsive hoarder syndrome, collects everywhere clothes and all sorts of objects which then modified to fit to his body and to his needs. His small house is entirely filled by his clothes and his objects and accessorize, there barely is space to stand with him. Michael every day permorms a different character whose he knows the culture and beliefs, sometimes it also speaks, inventing, a pretended language. He does everything with his own hands, stitching trims, painting brooches, building belts and customizing shoes, helmets and hats. Michael's life revolves around his everyday different characters and the great and impossible love of his life. He lives on the charity of other people and the few friends he has. Since I met him the first time, I could not avoid becoming his first friend and supporter. He define himself a cosplayer, but a cosplayer plays a role, Michael creates new personalities. I'm portraiting him in a long term project due to represent with the flou of the years his changing and the growing of his different looks.

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