The majority of profiles are immediately filled up with images from digital cameras or mobile phone cameras and, in the main, document the predilections and activities of the profile owner. In public tracks, Hubert Blanz is particularly interested in this new form of photography in the World Wide Web. From the mass of photos belonging to a selected profile owner and the structure of their network of friends, the artist attempts to create a “virtual portrait” of the person. In the process the size of the network and the connections within the circle of friends and acquaintances is decisive and has a corresponding effect on form.
Over the last few years the importance of virtual social networks has greatly increased and has significantly changed the way we communicate. This is especially true regarding communication via images in the form of photoblogs or photo albums.