‘A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.
In this A Picture’s Worth today we asked Jane Schultz to tell us more about her wonderful image ‘1000 Empty Glasses’. Jane has told us all we wanted to know. We think you will enjoy this very much.
If you would like to contribute to this section or if you have seen an image that you would like to learn more about, just email Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and we will get it all set up). Foreword by Joanne Carter (over to you Jane).
“I do a lot of self portrait edits. There’s no one to please and I have a readily available canvas. The edits tend to be deconstructive in nature, taking apart and challenging traditional portraits. Sometimes, they are my canvas for an art project, while other times they are expressive in nature revealing an inner self.
This image has a dual meaning, stemming from its title (“1000 Empty Glasses”) and the lyrics that accompany it (“I look up at these mirrors sometimes And I can’t see myself”, by Marillion). First level, the iPhone is a mirror, the photo the canvas. When I am done, my true image has disappeared and is represented by something quite different. Outer appearance dissolves into inner meaning. Next layer, I reflect on the social impact of photo sharing sites, in this case including the sexy selfie and the duck face. As users, we drink it in glass after glass, post after post. We shower attention on on each other, we achieve recognition, and we are changed in the process. What this leaves us does not truly fulfill us, so we continue to seek more. I started this edit months ago using Angelace and I’m not sure what else. It was shelved until just recently when I edited it primarily with iColorama, finishing it with Filterstorm.
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‘1000 Empty Glasses’ – ©Jane Schultz