Sit Back.
Taken at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Summer 2011.

Sit Back.

Taken at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Summer 2011.

Stockholm, early spring 2011.

This is deep - but very interesting.

Hungarian-born artist Adam Magyar (now living in Berlin) creates magical, long, thin, stretchy images that look like parades of people all moving in the same direction.
The technique behind the images is almost as interesting as the wonderful images themselves. Magyar, a former computer programmer, designed and built his own slit-scan camera that connects to his laptop and stitches together several hundred individual one-pixel-wide vertical scans of busy urban streets to create the illusion of a panoramic snapshot with slight fun-house-mirror distortions.
The camera operates much the same way as your typical flat-bed office scanner works, but because his camera stays fixed on a tripod while pedestrians and vehicles move in front of it, he achieves effects that are not quite real. For instance, everyone appears to be always walking in the same direction, no matter which way they were facing when the camera scanned them.

This is deep - but very interesting.

Hungarian-born artist Adam Magyar (now living in Berlin) creates magical, long, thin, stretchy images that look like parades of people all moving in the same direction.

The technique behind the images is almost as interesting as the wonderful images themselves. Magyar, a former computer programmer, designed and built his own slit-scan camera that connects to his laptop and stitches together several hundred individual one-pixel-wide vertical scans of busy urban streets to create the illusion of a panoramic snapshot with slight fun-house-mirror distortions.

The camera operates much the same way as your typical flat-bed office scanner works, but because his camera stays fixed on a tripod while pedestrians and vehicles move in front of it, he achieves effects that are not quite real. For instance, everyone appears to be always walking in the same direction, no matter which way they were facing when the camera scanned them.