In the Panorama Series, I have been exploring extended synthetic panoramic imaging, wandering into a kind of “bovine vision” of visual horizon grazing between 240 and 360 degrees.It is the camera vision of choice for those who scan the horizon wide, eschewing the specificity of the pointed gaze for the more generalized awareness of a uniformly focused peripheral vision.
Technically, this series, as has been the case with most "straight" photography in the past, at first appears to be a seamless, straightforward transcription of the three dimensional world. However, they are, in fact, the result of a highly processed data stream. This stream begins with a sequence of seven to ten wide-angle (24mm) individual photographs, taken with a digital camera attached to a tripod on a head that allows for rotation about the “nodal” point of the lens. The resulting images are merged, in software, into either a cylindrical or spherical digital space. After adjustments, a two-dimensional frame is imposed within this space (the final “photograph”) and the result is exported back into a conventional digital file.