Group YASSP, French Alps


Shot in late afternoon with an iPhone4S in HDR mode, using a b&w « Ansel Adams » effect thanks to (now defunct) Path App. This one is the first attempt using a group: actually, my 2 boys and several friends of theirs.

Cameraphones morphed into Smartphones in the mid 2000s. It took a few more years before video calling services such as Apple’s FaceTime added a front camera.

Soon, this additional, low resolution piece of optics would be used for a much more « Warholic » purpose than saying hello to GrandPa : the selfie addiction was born.

A planetary, compulsory, maslowic exhibition need of oneself took over the planet and created a (chinese) new industry : the selfie stick.

The « me on the picture with » replaced the autograph and added the « smile different » module to the media training skillset catalog.

This posed an interesting challenge to those who wanted to show their image processing capabilities while still using the back camera and keeping their ego at acceptable levels so that fools could enjoy the moon without being distracted by the finger.

Shooting an interesting shadow of yourself mostly happens on difficult light situations, where imsense’s eye-fidelity magic could reveal itself as it was all about « relighting » especially in dark areas of photographs.

I started Yassps as a sales and marketing tool (selling eye-fidelity , not myself, which is another reason for taking my shadow), and realised one day that such collection of photographs could be framed as derivative work.

This is how « Yet Another Self Shadow Portrait » was born, and became a photo category by itself : a selection is available on Burbanx, thanks to Fabien Baunay.

An extended YASSP gallery was available on (now defunct) ZangZing service.

Now you can follow the #yassp hashtag on Instagram.

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