A while back, Ben created a program to create photo collages and mosaics. If you’ve seen one of our poster-size prints, then you know how cool it is to stand far away to see the main image and then get up close to see all of the little photos that make it up. If not, then you can zoom in and out one of these for a similar effect. Here’s a few that I created using only our photos from Europe. Click on the image to see the full size.
Photo of our shadow on a small medieval street in Southern France:
We call the one in the middle a “Photo Collage” because it places many photos on top of each other, rotated, and a bit messy looking. Ben says it’s like throwing your photos on the coffee table and arranging them to create an image. The one on the right is a “Photo Mosaic” in a sort of brick-pattern, which gives a more straight and organized look.
[Ben: The bricking pattern allows the program to use vertical and horizontal images – in this case 3 horizontal for each vertical, if you look close you should be able to spot the repeating pattern. Note that it intentionally overlaps the images too, for a more “organic” look. Any place that two or more photos overlap, the program actually decides algorithmically which image should overlap the other.]
Here’s a zoomed in look at the door in the middle of the photo. See how it creates the arched line out of photos?