(CCA) | Her Type
“Her Type” opens with my mother loading a selfie of me into FaceApp—a smartphone application that generates realistic transformations of photographic portraits. She adds a “male” filter to the picture. With the “male” filter, my selfie resembles a portrait of my Russian father, now deceased, when he was my age. “Her Type” explores the submerged desire between camera and subject, actress and director, an immigrant mother and American daughter.