Algorithmic photo of connected feet

Algorithmic Photography

For a long time I have been interested in thinking about what would happen if cameras could do more than capturing a somewhat realistic representation of the incoming light through a lens. I have experimented with long exposures, slit-scans and other ways of interpreting the world. But what if we could express a photographic vision in an algorithm we could use when capturing images? We already have the tools to retouch images in post production but I am interested in finding out what happens when I implement an idea in an algorithm before any light is captured and then apply it in an environment....

September 26, 2021 · Peter Krantz

The Gnostic Nihilist

Modelling by Niklas Lindström who also knows a lot about SPARQL, RDF and Brilliance.

November 7, 2008 · Peter Krantz
Slit scan photo of soccer match

Slit-scan Photography (Stockholm Geekmeet presentation)

Last night, Robert Nyman hosted yet another successful Geekmeet in Stockholm. I got one of the lightning talk slots and decided to skip my planned presentation and instead show some of my experiments with slit-scan photography. The presentation slides (in swedish) are available (8 Mb PDF) here. For more pictures see the set Slit-scan I over at flickr. The processing code for time lapse captures through the iSight camera with a static centered slit looks like this:...

September 26, 2008 · Peter Krantz

Constraints make photography more fun

We went to Goult in Provence on vacation in August and had a great time. While there, we met Bertil Hansson, artist and photographer. We got talking about digital cameras and how they take excellent pictures that can be viewed immediately. I have been sort of bored with taking pictures lately, but Bertil lent me his Holga for a week and I had a really great time with it! If you didn’t know already, Holga is a medium format plastic camera made in the 80s for middle class chinese....

September 18, 2008 · Peter Krantz