Alexa took this photograph.
This picture is meant to represent “talking out the side of your mouth.” My parents have used the expression on me if I were bad mouthing or lying. Therefore, my hand is covering up a confident picture of a smile. The position of my hand gives the picture a mysterious and guilty feel to it, which was my goal in this piece. I put this picture in a very dingy black and white. This picture is actually a montage. I used a texture layer of torn paper to make it look as if my skin were spotted and peeling away.