OFF II 2010
Danish Photographer Johan Rosenmunthe downloads pictures of ‘friends’ those people he only knows via Facebook, Twitter, and on-line dating sites. He wanted to explore the reality of our new on-line world where there is no physical connection, no eye contact between “friends.” We have the ability to mask and smooth over our on-line personas in ways we cannot in real life and Rosenmunthe wanted to try and express this reality in this series of works where the people are blanked out and their features and characteristics muted by digital manipulation.
“‘We have the possibility to project an idea of how we are as a person into the world around us, but with the constant option of censoring information and invent fictional characteristics. Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.’”