Who doesn’t love a good magic trick?! Photographer Chris Engman masterfully demonstrated that augmented reality and light projections are not the only way to create mesmerizing perspective illusions. Good old traditional photography will get you there as well if you’re creative enough!
Chris Engman transformed 2D landscape photos into awe-inspiring rooms, where each inch is covered with prints to give off a 3D perspective.
As you walk into the three-dimensional installation dubbed “Containment,” you’ll feel like you literally inserted yourself into Chris Engman’s landscape photography. Once you change your vantage point and walk around the room, you’ll notice over 300 photo prints masterfully arranged to create the perspective illusion.
“I believe photography derives its power precisely from the fact it can’t be entered, however much we may want to. When I make photographs I try to be mindful of this, even to exploit it,” said the artist in a Colossal feature.
“The structure is a room, not an image of a room. The photograph is an object, in addition to being an illusion. It has weight, and volume, and changes as you walk around it,” he added.
“Containment” is now exhibited in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, as part of the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial until November 18th, 2019.
Petapixel also reports that Christopher Engman will also exhibit at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles in February 2019 so, if you want to experience this gorgeous installation yourself, you know where to go.
Images credit: Photographer Tony Walsh, courtesy of artist Chris Engman and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles