Alyssa Hobbs, Score 18

Alyssa Hobbs, Score 18

 Chelsea Cullinan, Score 14

Chelsea Cullinan, Score 14

 Joe Alvarado, Score 10

Joe Alvarado, Score 10

 Spencer Ashurst, Score 20

Spencer Ashurst, Score 20

 Chaz Lamden, Score 15

Chaz Lamden, Score 15

 Taylor Moreno, Score 34

Taylor Moreno, Score 34

  Kevin Nourse, Score 15

 Kevin Nourse, Score 15

 Kim Le, Score 50

Kim Le, Score 50

 Lucca Leathers, Score 18

Lucca Leathers, Score 18

In(sta)famous

Photographic series | school Project

The concept behind this series was inspired by the website called Klout. Klout measures an individual’s influence on the world. The Klout Score is a single number assigned to each individual, which is based on a person’s influence on all social networks to which they may belong. These networks can include anything from facebook, twitter, instagram, flickr, youtube, tumblr, — and so on. A Klout Score measures an individual’s influence on a scale from 1 to 100, with 40 being the average score. The greater a person’s ability to drive conversations and inspire social actions such as likes, shares, or retweets, the higher the score.

In portraying this idea of Klout, I wanted to take photographs of people with Klout Scores hand-painted on their faces. I also wanted the pictures to be environmental portraits of the subjects in their commonplaces or bedrooms to present the notion of individuality and self. I then wanted to format the photographs to look like instagram pictures to play off the social media theme. A component I included to provide additional awareness was every score shown in the series is the individual’s actual score.