There is Simon Duhamel the photographer. That’s my main playground. Where I get to do my own work, write thoughts and inspiration in my moleskin and on this blog, shoot just for the hell of it and explore new avenues.
Then there are a bunch of sub-identities, moments where I flee my usual world to blend with others. In this realm, I put my work to good use, to add value to other artists. In doing such I create an hybrid of my work and the artist I put in images. Sometimes my input is minimal, sometimes it is critical as my interaction with them changes the nature of their work putting 3D to 2D, still into motion or vice-versa. This is where I like to be.
Some identities are very strong, though they are never definitive. They are just part of your creative process, making your art evolve as it should be.
I think it’s fairly sane to nurture different identities. It allows you to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. That’s how I got into stop motion and live action shooting. So now I encourage myself to seek and embrace these new identities.