Tori Abernathy

tori@toriabernathy.com


2012

Untitled [After Yuri Arcurs / tag cloud]


Chrome vinyl


Tags on stock photo images are employed to return search results. The tags of any given image build a textual narrative not just of the photo in question, but the viewing desire of the image's eventual users. In Untitled, the tags of all images available on Stockphoto.com belonging to the self-proclaimed 'world's most popular stock photographer', Yuri Arcurs, were collected. The resulting text document was input into data visualization software to produce a tag cloud representing the most commonly occurring words.


Untitled [After Yuri Arcurs / tag cloud] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA