Improvements in photographic equipment, especially smartphone applications, have democratized photography, image processing, and the presentation of artwork. In the past, software was a special developing technology for digital images, differentiated from "apps" that could easily generate images on a smartphone. Today, however, the functionality of these apps has been reversed and incorporated into image editing software. In this work, the AI-based generation technology that would normally be used to beautifully combine separate images is directed to specify only the "person" in a single digital image, cut it out, and adapt it to the background. This is post-portraiture in the "smartphone age.
The situation surrounding "photography" is constantly changing with the emergence of synthetic media and the backflow of application functions to software. I am creating and researching works related to the fundamental "gaze" with which people try to capture "images (bild)" in such circumstances.
Review by Kimi Himeno, Director of Akaaka Art Publishing
The reciprocal abrasion of body and landscape using an app hints a floating existence in these portraits. An object and a photograph that reflects on how the world and the individual relate to each other; an implication with depth.