Ghost name



19th July 2015


Interactions with a stranger

Renert is from Reddit. He originally gave me a fake name & was using a secondary email before supplying his likeness with his real name & main email. It was weird, I wasn't sure why, I understand that privacy is important but I just don't have the energy to go to that extent myself. It made me think do people who are that little bit more handsome than the majority of the population need to actively control their own privacy as their appearance makes them a target.

Reporting on the creative process

His mesh turned out fantastic, again this was a ultra high resolution video being used and the detail was staggering. There was no drama what so ever, the detail in the jacket was crazy. When forming the final image, I kept musing on his privacy & felt having him turn away from the camera almost into darkness fitted the experience we shared. There was a moment where it felt like he was breathing into the darkness, like he was facing cold air.