Zoomable gigapixel photo of a human face (video)

Swiss photographer Daniel Boschung has taken the gigazoom photos we see of landscapes and applied them to the human face.

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He has a number of examples of such photos on his Web site. You can pick a face and zoom in on any part of it. It’s a neat idea.

Here’s a bit more from his Web site:

Each picture consists of about 600 single shots with a size of 900 million pixels. The result is hyper realistic. A stubble turns into a trunk, a wrinkle into a canyon, the nostril into a cavern. These facial landscapes are dismaying – why? ”Emotions are completely missing. Emotions show up only briefly while Macro photography takes half an hour. The person has to stay motionless while being photographed by the robot” explains Boschung.

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He has butterflies too, and some nastier bugs.


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  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I loved seeing the light expand in his eye.

  • just_AC

    There is some website – I can’t think of it at this early hour – from Engkand that does the same with every day objects such as a brick. Amazing when you get so close

  • usagi

    That is a little freaky. There was a point that I felt like I was seriously violating their personal space by zooming in. The images themselves are remarkable though.

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