SELF-PORTRAIT / ME AND ALTER EGO Simple Definition of ALTER EGO : a different version of yourself : a close friend who thinks or feels similarly to the way you think or feel Everybody has inner conflicts and fights in daily life and receives criticism which often hurts, sometimes unbearably.... Finding a balanced EGO is important for yourself and your environment. This photo essay arose while attending a 5-day photo workshop with a well-known photographer ... I gave not just 100%, I gave 1000 % every day, and it was still not enough... My pictures were not really bad, but they were far from perfect. I was really, really down, and I had to shoot this essay in the evening of the 3rd day. I am an introvert, making it even harder to show my work the next day in front of my fellow students ...but it rocked, and I felt relieved!