How’s your weekend so far? I am so tired after a very busy and tedious week of completing deadlines of enormous paperwork. The holiday weekend came just in time!
So, I came across this awesome web site of a photo technique called Hyper Photo (or Hyper Realism) which depicts a world within what seems like a one dimensional picture. The photographer for this website is a French artist called Jean Francois Rauzier and his pictures are created in such a way that when you open the picture up to a full screen, you can zoom in and out of the picture. Once you zoom in, you have to keep zooming into what you want to see. There is so much detail and little secret hideaways that it can take a good time of your evening just exploring every nook and cranny. JF Rauzier has many pictures of almost fantasy lands and worlds on his website that you can explore. It would take me a whole week and several hours on each one to explore the small details. The fun part is zooming in on a tiny part of the photograph and then zooming out to go explore another area of the photograph. A typical one-dimensional photograph, once you zoom in, the pixels keep getting bigger and you can’t see much. With JF Rauzier’s pictures, the more you zoom in, the clearer the picture becomes. Of course, you can go only so far. I was able to zoom into Nadine Gordimer’s gold ring on her finger in the Bibliotheque picture. I’m still exploring that particular picture. Cour de Marbre was the first picture I explored and probably my favorite so far. These pictures are so fascinating, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. It’s quite fun to explore on a Friday night.
Click on two of my favorite photographs I’ve explored and it will take you to JF Rauzier’s website where you can zoom in and out of his pictures. You have to put them on “full screen” to be able to zoom in and out of the picture.
FYI: I’m not sure if it is just my computer, but the pictures take a minute or two to load up. Don’t leave the page, the picture will eventually appear on his website and you can go on and explore.
Photo credit: Jean Francois Rauzier
Official Website: JF Rauzier