January 27, 2006
Olivo Barbieri's model world
Did you see Boing Boing's link (UPDATE: they now also have a link to a Japanese webpage with astonishing examples of this "modeling" technique) to a site with work by a photogropher named Olivo Barbieri? His pictures "look uncannily like hyperdetailed models, absent the imperfections of reality. Streets are strangely clean, trees look plastic. He achieves the distinctive look by photographing from a helicopter using a tilt-shift lens".
The results are real scenes that look like miniature sets.
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
A neon graveyard, Las Vegas
The Coliseum, Rome