René Descartes’ famous statement about human consciousness was the inspiration for these tongue-in-cheek self-portraits, which despite their apparent humour, have an underlying serious intention. I have chosen to present myself to the world in disguise in order to reveal certain aspects of my character some of which I normally prefer to keep concealed. Our personalities are made up of many traits which are often contradictory and changeable. But what is the nature of our true self? Does it bear any relationship to the personality we project to others? Or do we exist in a state of perpetual self-deception?