Profile is a piece of work I am developing which examines global connectivity through social media and mobile networks. Using mirrored glass I am making individual ‘mobile phones’ bearing the portraits of my Friends on Facebook which will be exhibited to show our inter-connectedness online. The work references Victorian silhouettes, human fascination with the self, mirroring and reflection. The finished installation will be exhibited at the British Glass Biennale Exhibition in Stourbridge in August.
Please help me make this work!
I am asking all my Friends on Facebook to send me a photograph of yourselves in profile. The photographs need to be taken side-on, on a plain light background, the higher the resolution the better.
If you live locally and prefer to come and have your photo taken, email me to arrange a time.
Chance to win a piece of my work!
To express my gratitude for your help, three participants (chosen at random from names in a hat) will win an individual mirrored iPhone portrait of themselves.
To take part
Please email a photograph of your head and shoulders in profile taken against a white or light background using your smart phone or camera to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not necessary for you to create a silhouette. Photographs should be sent at the highest quality setting. Here is a simple guide to taking your photograph:
All participants will be kept informed about progress and exhibition of the work.
I will retain copyright of the work, and submission of your image will be deemed as giving permission for the image to be used and displayed in my work.
Thank you in advance to all my Friends who volunteer to help with this work!