Constant Dullaart, Jennifer_in_Paradise, 2013. Re-distributed digital image, encrypted message.
“An image taken by John Knoll of his (at that time) soon to be wife, Jennifer. Together with his brother Thomas, John is know for developing Photoshop. Digitized by Kodak in 1987, it is the first known image to have been manipulated using the program. The image is newly distributed online, containing a steganographically encrypted payload.”
“The Mona Lisa with the lady selected then put through Content-Aware Fill (a Photoshop CS5 tool that automatically generates content based on the existing surrounding content of the image and fills in selected area). The resulting image is a potential landscape as interpreted by the software. The image was sent to an painting manufacturer in China where an oil painting was produced.”
“The project was realized during one year while I was working as a photoreporter in one of the main daily Czech newspapers – Deník. Everyday from photo editors and journalists I got several assignments to photograph events around Prague. Before sending photographs to the newspaper’s Photobank I quickly manipulated them in Photoshop. Originally idea was to change some little, unimportant details where the manipulation wouldn’t change much the content of the photograph, for example, adding some more buttons on writer’s Zdenek Mahler T-shirt or painting inscription – „Cunt“ on the brick wall. Although during the process it happened to make some more radical ones, for example, creating a traffic jam on the highway or cutting of singer’s José Carreras finger. The aim of this project was to make an absurd, nonsense manipulation over the media manipulations.”
“PhotoSketch is a system that composes a realistic picture from a simple freehand sketch annotated with text labels. The composed picture is generated by seamlessly stitching several photographs in agreement with the sketch and text labels; these are found by searching the Internet…”