This is n experimental movie clip showing a technique called ‘Camera Projection’. The technique creates a seemingly 3D scene using a 2D photo. Camera Projection works by using a light in an After Effects composition to shine through an image layer, projecting the pixels in the image onto a 3D surface. You can then animate a camera around the surface and create the impression of depth and perspective, all derived from a single, flat photo.
Some photos stitched together – a huge piece of rock hefted back from the beach, an old cardboard model room, a backdrop re-used from another ‘shoot’… added distressed textures and high key lighting to finish.
Some photos taken the other day on Hartland Heath, Purbeck. Pieces of treestump caught my eye, looking very much like scenes or objects I might use in my images.
A view across Swanage Bay with the iconic clock tower (clockless) and pier mid distance. Another pen and tablet sketch.
This is a sketch made on my tablet from a photo of Wilkswood in Dorset. There’s a special feel to this place which once saw Romans quarrying clay and perhaps hefting it over this very bridge in what is now a secluded and tangled wood.
I began this before Christmas – I think it *may* have been slightly inspired by The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, but also an unusual stick that looked like a rune, and finally an Arctic Tern photographed by Wildlife Photographer Mike Dean…
… I created this image. So work inspired me.. possibly. But also the fields near my house. And gloopy spoons courtesy of a Mr Dali. And goodness knows what else.
The original charcoal sketch for my Sentinel Bay print.
Another coastal landscape from a few years back… incorporating an even older constructed piece and an image of an oil painting made way before that. Quite a big timespan in one image…
We saw this in one of my favourite haunts, Norden Heath. It was obviously ready to feature as a ‘Ribbons artefact’ (naturefact?), so we posed it and snapped away with my phone camera. It is a lovely old stick full of anthropomorphic character.