Digital creators can with Canon
By Ian Burley
World’s largest photo mosaic in London
For the next few weeks if you happen to be passing the new London IMAX theatre on the London South Bank next to Waterloo station, you will see what is believed to be the world’s largest photo mosaic. The entire circular structure of the IMAX theatre is draped by the photo mosaic. It is made from dozens of hanging prints tens of metres tall, totalling the equivalent length of around 16 buses.
The project started as a series of 15 portraits, in age order, from a 6 month old baby to a 92 year old man. Taken by the fashion photographer, Rankin, the pictures were transformed into the giant mosaic by digital artist, Robert Silvas. He used 40,000 small portraits (see above), taken across Europe, to build up a facsimile of the original 15 portraits taken by Rankin.
For more information on the Canon photo mosaic, click here to read Canon’s press release.
Canon Digital Creators Contest
Canon’s second initiative sticks with the digital art theme. First set up two years ago, this year’s global Canon Digital Creators Contest has a prize fund of €128,500 which is split among four categories, including: Digital Photo (Print); Digital Graphics/Illustration (Print); Digital Movie; and the Web.
The competition closes on 3rd September. For more information, read the Canon press release here.