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The project, Cellular Portraits, presents an opportunity to look at how we analyze and interpret a person’s character if we have access to the entire image content they store on their cellular phones.
Designed as an interactive wall projection controlled by a smart phone, these 6x6 foot photo mosaic portraits composed of the entirety of a subject’s images and text messages stored on their phone.
Every subject surrendered their phone to me, allowing me to extract a complete uncurated inventory of every photo they took, or received or text message they saved on their phone. Each one of these images becomes an element in a mosaic portrait of the person, assigning photos based on the different tonalities of a person’s visage.