Some say the camera never lies, but editing apps can certainly bend the truth. "I find the surrealist work of Salvador Dalí truly inspirational and wanted to create something similar," says Kym of the mind-blowing image headlining this page. "I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do, so I decided to just take a self-portrait and keep it simple. The Canon Camera Connect app is so good for this, especially as you can autofocus on yourself while you're standing in front of the camera, taking all the guesswork out of the equation.
"For me, portraiture is all about the eyes," Kym continues. "They're what you focus on, literally, when taking the shot, but it's also the eyes that tell the story. I don't think there's anything worse than a fake smile in a portrait – I can always tell when the eyes aren't smiling. To come up with something completely different in this shot, I decided to remove the eyes from the picture altogether, eliminating all individuality and personality. I stretched a section of the face at the editing stage and the shot is transformed into a portrait of somebody that could be anybody. I think it really hits the mark as a surrealist artwork."