Distorted 360 photo of a classical water garden on a bright summer day, except the garden is circular and the fountain is upside down

Water Garden

Description

Westbury Court Garden, Gloucestershire, is the only restored Dutch style water garden in the UK.

My recent image works have focused on experiments expanding the frame of normal photography to investigate composition changes, image manipulation and modes of display.

360º cameras expand the usual photographic frame to capture everything surrounding the camera. The captured image can be viewed on mobile phones and websites by scrolling around the sphere but is ‘trapped’ in the digital world. By manipulating the image, it can be transposed into a form that can be displayed and reproduced using traditional 2D formats. My aim in the manipulation is to convey a sense of the place where the image is recorded, but at the same time create a new place that draws the viewer in and immerses them in the detail of the image.

 

Bio

Martyn James Bull is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based in Oxfordshire, UK. His work is dominated by science, technology, landscape and architecture and spans print, installation and digital.

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