Anecdots

Images with a story

As an exercise, I decided to see whether I could reproduce the Ishihara plates used in determining colour blindness, programmatically.  As I wrote the code, the project evolved into a type of image processing, converting photos or pictures into randomised dots.  Tweaks here and there resulted in the creation of images that I find very interesting - close up, just a random collection of dots, but step back and they become a picture.  None of the component parts make any sense, but as a whole, it all comes together.


I've made some cards out of the first set of images, which you can purchase here, and am currently continuing with ocean reef animals.  Jungle, birds, and ocean giants are all on the cards, and I've been asked to create some bespoke images as well.  To see other images and products, you can browse here.

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Pyramid Art


I've always been fascinated by perspective - how it can trick the eye, and what a powerful tool it is in photography.  For some reason, I found myself wondering about transforming a picture into pyramids, such that the image would only look 'correct' from straight on.  After a period of regression to the time when I was learning trigonometry and wondering why it would ever be any use, I created an application that would perform the required transformations.


A lot of meticulous cutting and pasting later, I had a series of three dimensional photos, some of which I still have, and continue to find myself stopping as I walk past them to investigate a new angle, or check that everything still lines up.


For a video of some of the images, you can go here.