Winter Hedgerow. Looking out from inside a hedge in winter, the branches are silhouetted against the blue sky.
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.
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.