Thursday, July 17, 2014
Georges Rousse has been creating single-perspective illusions for several decades now. What appears to be a two dimensional design floating in front of a room is really an unadulterated photo of a painted room. Creating these illusions requires careful choices in site selection, photography, perspective, painting, and lighting.
This video, (link to YouTube) reveals the day-by-day effort required to achieve one of his installations in a narrow, window-filled room in Miyagi, Japan.
The second half of the video is a time lapse sequence showing the effect of changing light, with the camera locked into position. Finally the camera drifts out of position to show the illusion off-axis.