Jeremy Rotsztain‘s ‘Obsession’ series is a computational imaging project that adjusts pet photographs that the artist finds on Flickr and presents them in an abstract manner, which also spotlights some technological overlaps.
The series of photographs has been adjusted through animations made in C++ using the openFrameworks library. Each image is color-blocked and reductive, but the subject-matter is still recognizable.
The main idea behind the project is to document the obsessive behaviors pet owners demonstrate. Parents and pet owners are very similar in this sense. In both cases they indulge in ceaseless photo shoots and social media updates on their beloved miniatures. Most pet owners and some parents go even further and develop a strange ambition to make their kids and pets Internet celebrities, which is the kind of obsessive behavior that Jeremy Rotsztain focuses on in this project.
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