Face Value is a series of portraits featuring “influencers” and “girls of Instagram”. It throws the spotlight on the changing face of media; how traditional media is being replaced by faces, and how society — including the media — constantly judge these faces, placing values on them. The phenomenal rise of the “influencer” also sparks heated debate and often, disdain — ironically from the very society who follow these girls on social media, adding to their fame.
On this topic, Adele created a series of pictures with notable personalities from Singapore's social media generation, captured with the Leica M10-P. This was a year-long project, and with every expression portrayed, there is a sense of uncertainty and yet quiet strength, reflecting the moment in time each of the girls were photographed.
Adele Chan is an Editor, Author and Photographer based in Singapore, with close to 20 years of experience in the media industry. She is currently the Editor-In-Chief of NYLON SINGAPORE, and has also written, photographed and published three books, Editing Beauty I, II and III.