- RezzInteractive social media photography project
- Rezz is an interactive photography project discussing how we interact both online and offline. It asks the question whether social media helps or hinders our ability for social interaction.
The project achieves this through the use of portraits of strangers taken on the streets of Liverpool. These portraits are embedded in both the real and virtual for people to discover. The portraits are all taken with Hipstamatic on the iPhone. Afterwards they are uploaded to the location social media app Gowalla. The use of Gowalla is integral. By using this anyone can physically visit the location of the portrait. They can live and breath the location of it.
There will be a set of portraits exhibited. Each photograph has a QR code. Scanning it takes you to a map which allows you to go out to find the virtual portrait. Once someone has found a spot in Gowalla the project invites them to submit a photograph of their own.
In doing this they are literally put into my shoes. They may feel the same fears that I did in going up to a stranger and asking to take their photo. The project allows people to experience social issues first hand.