Nate is a double major in journalism and Media Production and comes from a highly creative background. He focuses on photography and video production since he would rather be behind the camera than in front. Many of his works revolve around the exploration of different identities and, in recent years, clowns. And, as an aspiring clown and self-proclaimed freak himself, Nate will no doubt continue to follow these passions as he continues to create media.
How Do You Want Me?
Through this project, I aimed to explore what it means to be an alternative in both formal and casual. Oftentimes, alternative individuals are seen as weird, and different, and have been labeled as freaks. But that label also comes from seeing the “everyday” style choices of these subcultures. Not a formal sense of them. So, I used DIY fashion and clown-inspired stage makeup and curated specific looks geared toward the Punk, Grunge, and Gothic alternative subcultures to show how even “freaks” (or, in this case, clowns) can be formal without sacrificing the DIY nature of alternative clothing styles that are, and always have been a staple of alternative subcultures as well as informal outfits inspired by these subcultures everyday style of clothing which have been modified to fit the aesthetics of each subculture from a casual perspective.