This series makes use of projection photography---a technique that originated in the 1960s with the work of John French, in which photographic images were projected onto a model. In this series, a set of digitally-generated wave images were projected from a mini-beamer onto a model, Kim Jones.
This series was initiated as a collaborative effort between a model, Kim Jones, a tattoo artist, Matteo Polleli, and me. In this series, computer-generated waves were projected onto Kim, who posed against a black background, using a mini-beamer. While Kim posed, Matteo aimed the beamer to paint Kim in digital light waves. The idea was to blend Kim's curves with those of the digital waves.
Computer graphics has become a core technology in digital photography, film, video games, cell phones, computer displays, and many other specialized applications.It has had a significant impact on many types of media and has revolutionized the way we see the world around us.
Digitally-generated waves are commonly used as screen savers.When we see Kim transformed into a digital wave, the first thought is that she has become her own screen saver.In this sense, the model becomes the artwork, and the artwork becomes the model.