My panel explores the interiors of
some grand buildings which share the characteristic of vast space and intricate
These interiors are too extensive for a single
glance. A visitor’s eyes must look ahead; then up; to the left and the right;
and then down. Only in their mind’s eye are these separate views assembled into
the single vision.
My camera has followed my eyes,
taking individual pictures in each direction from one spot, and typically
covering a full 180 degree swing.
I have worked to two critical
rules: the information
content should be preserved without deliberate modification; where possible the verticals will appear straight
My aim is that the final
print so matches the mind’s virtual assembled vision that the viewer is
convinced they are seeing the reality... as in a true sense, they are.
(Technical note: The
digital joining of images is done “by hand and eye”, the commercial stitching
programmes not giving me satisfactory results.)