For my Digital Rest project I am taking pictures as a response to sopa and pippa, the portraits will be of people sitting at their compueters with tape over their mouth, representing the restriction of sopa and pipa. I want to use the compter as my only light source because it reinforces the technology side of it.
Gabriela Herman produces portraits which just use computer light. She tries to capture bloggers from the other side of the screen.
These portraits show how powerful the computer can be as a light source, it creates beautiful shadows and an un natural pure light which anyone can recognise as a computer screen. It also gives the sense of being emerged in the light almost hypnotised by it, and in relation to rest all of these people seem as rest or tranquil as they stare at the computer screen.