Saturday, June 21, 2014

Video art - Vincent Brady - Toroidal Sky



While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, photographer Vincent Brady was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear to Brady that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph he created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. The images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth.

Because his four-camera fish-eye lens system shoots the front and the back of the sky, the east and the west at the same time, it's like the universe of stars are flowing on the inside of a doughnut.

Crazy, but beautiful.

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