Be Kind, Be Good, Be Loving
Published by 朋 丁 pon ding and 洞見 Clear production
19 x 18 cm, 128 pages, color, offset, thread sewn glue bound, softcover
Edition of 500
Since the release of her first photobook, “I am Sharol,” artist Sharol has become gradually known by people through her unpretentious “straight selfies”; body is not her weapon, but her way of depicting light and darkness. She chooses inexpensive point-and-shoot camera as her tool, and the lens not only strips and dissects her real life piece by piece, but also has taken her to unexpected places; youth and maturity can be simultaneously found in her, and taking pictures extensively is the perceptive path she has chosen, honestly exploring the often overlooked sensitive thoughts and desires among raw emotions. She takes on all people’s gazes with her nude selfies, yet she left readers feeling fully exposed when flipping through pages.
Sharol (b. 1994) resides in Taipei. She has never received any professional training in art,and has worked in the funeral industry and as a nurse at an acute care animal hospital. Sharol first picked up the camera so she could deal with the lives and deaths she encountered at work. She currently lives with four cats.