Michael Darough received his BFA in photography from Arizona State University and his MFA in photography from the University of Memphis. Before arriving at Baylor University, Darough taught at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, for four years. He is a nationally exhibiting artist whose work deals with personal, cultural and self-projected identity.
MFA, University of Memphis
BFA, Arizona State Unviersity
In my Twin series my thoughts are translated into visual representations of memories. I use the camera as a tool to mirror my likeness and create an alternate persona. He is an inverted image of my own personality, the individual who identically resembles me but is different. This other person is my imaginary twin.
Through an introspective look at myself, I allow these dual self-portraits to place an emphasis on personal identity. I have imagined that it would be interesting to have a twin brother. Although I am not an only child, the clandestine relationship between twins has always been intriguing to me. Someone who is similar to you in so many ways but can also be your polar opposite. This curiosity caused me to explore the different facets of myself through two individuals, Michael and my alter ego, Marcus.