Monday, 17 September 2007

Tilt shift photography

I saw an article in the Sunday papers the other week about a really interesting photographic technique, tilt shift. I found it quite tricky to understand the technique which involves adjusting the focus and depth of field to make the image of a real location or object look like a photograph of a scale model miniature. By distorting the focus of the photo, the artist fools the eye into believing that the distances in the photograph are much smaller than they really are. Tricky to understand but easy to appreciate if you look at the work of Naoki Honje which will be exhibited from September 28th at Paul Smith's Albemarle Street shop, the exhibition is called "Small Planet". Here are two examples -

There were some lovely tilt shift photos of London in the article but I cannot find them on the web and have lost the original article - can anyone help me locate them?

There are some other photographers taking this sort of photograph, you can see examples of their work here , here and some more from Noki Honge here.

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