A Zoomable World

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 10 2012 @ 8:59am


First there was the hyperlapse; now meet the hyperphoto:

Hyperphotos are to panoramic photos what Google Earth is to a globe. You can keep clicking and zooming and clicking and zooming, seemingly endlessly, until you find yourself on a dramatic balcony, looking up a statue’s nose. …

At the foremost of this evolving genre is Paris-based photographer Jean-François Rauzier, who has spent the last decade building photos of unprecedented detail. His latest image … are around 10,000 times the resolution of a normal photograph. Even at 66 feet wide, around the size of two school buses, his images are incredibly crisp.

Interactive version of the above image here.

(Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Waterhouse & Dodd)