Portraiture & Augmented Relationships

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This interactive work using LAYAR technology is a treasure hunt, a scrapbook, an autobiographical self-portrait told through the objects. It’s a portal, a performance piece, an ongoing narrative. All inanimate objects, like people, have a narrative and call out to tell their story.

In the first body of New Portraiture photographs from 2002, my approach was simply to take photographs of people I knew with the objects that they felt would best represent them or an aspect of themselves. I re-assembled these into portraits of people AS their objects. Then I wanted to rethink this approach and process.

I have waited for AR technology to be easily available to expand and amp up the narrative in these digital portraits. This an experiment in expanding a new narrative.

In August of 2013, I started photographing and cataloguing over two hundred objects, that have significance to me; which were pared down to…

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