Local Distance is a project by Frederic Gmeiner, Torsten Posselt & Benjamin Maus where countless fragments of existing architectural photography are merged into multilayered shapes. The resulting collages introduce a third abstract point of view next to the original ones of architect and photographer.
Digital scans of analogue architectural photography form tiny pieces of a large resulting puzzle. The original pictures are analysed and categorised according to their vanishing-points and shapes. Based on this analysis, slices are being extracted from the source image. These slices retain the information of their position corresponding to their original vanishing-point and thus form a large pool of pieces, ready to be applied to new perspectives and shapes. Using the extracted image segments, it is now possible to form collages of originally different pictures with a new common perspective.
Posted on: 02/12/2009