When traveling around the city or country, we tend to end up with a lot of photos that we don’t necessarily know what to do with. Sure, these type of images are great reminders of the fun you had exploring new places, but the majority are usually landmarks, vistas or sites that have been photographed a million times. The main goal of this project was to harvest those tourist photos we all love to take and turn them into hyperreal reflections of the world.
Adobe Animate/Flash & Adobe Character
Although not perfect, Adobe Animate (An) and Character (Ch) are becoming even more essential in the Adobe Creative suits lineup.
Hyperreal Photoshop Techniques
Although these collages were relatively complicated regarding their construction, the labor mostly consisted of splicing together multiple images to maximize resolution. The Dole cargo ship for example (upper right) looks like one image, but the ship itself was taken in four individual portrait shots that I later combined into a single panorama. Basically, the reason for using this technique is because the ships massive length made it challenging to get detail without creating a fisheye through a wide angle lens. The result is a high resolution image that looks surreal because of the hyper-clarity. My inspiration for this specific technique comes from a photographer named Jerry Uelsmann. His use of analog photography equipment to make vivid large scale image composites ultimately paved the way to a digital Photoshop.
Focus and Depth
Photo element examples