In order to prove ownership of a MySpace account, the company asks users to film themselves reading their account number to the camera. Brad Troemel assembled a number of these clips into Proof, a mesmerizing look into MySpace's user base. The clips were selected from a larger and more diverse collection of people and styles, but the bricolage of nothing but young women in various stages of punk, goth and emo nearly unanimous in their taste for spikey up-dos, bangs and heavy, heavy mascara certainly captures a zeitgeist. Does it seem just a little skeevy to anyone else that MySpace is assembling a collection of young women videotaping themselves for security purposes, even if unintentionally? Granted, at least the company isn't demanding sex in order to get user accounts restored. Full video after the jump.