Monday, March 2, 2009

"Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles" by Olivo Barbieri

I really enjoyed all of Olivo Barbieri's work because of how he plays with scale and proportion. While at first I thought that his works were pictures of small, detailed models he made of famous locations, they are in fact aerial pictures taken with a tilt-shift lens which makes them look much smaller than they really are. The use of this lens helps to grab the viewer's attention and direct it towards the focal point, which in this case is the part of the picture that is in focus. I also liked his explanation of why he uses this method: “[It] allows me to choose what I really like in focus: like in a written page, we don’t read [it as an] image but one line at a time.”

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