Crossing the Lens

“Crossing the lens” is about 7 photographers who have different experiences/styles of photography and in particular portrait photography and self-portrait photography. Each photographer sits down in a location that best suits them and tells of their experience with photography from the first photograph they have taken to the journey of a photograph they have taken. The piece is based around the process of photography. It also speaks of the digital age of photography and the editing process to the sharing of the photographs online. It also shows how photographs were developed before the digital age of photography and the photographers experience with analog and digital for audiences to be reminded of the delicate nature that a photograph can be.

“Crossing of the lens” is achieved through projection mapping. It is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. By using specialised software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. The software can interact with a projector to fit any desired image onto the surface of that object. The video is commonly combined with audio to create an audio-visual narrative.

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