Posts Tagged ‘ants’
Photographer Andrey Pavlov‘s images of ants may look like they were computer-generated or created with dead insects, but they’re actually real photographs of living ants. Pavlov spends hours setting up his fantasy scenes and then waits for his ant subjects to interact with his miniature props in just the right way.
The photographs in Adam Magyar‘s Square series appear to show crowds of people bustling about in open town squares, seen from a height that makes them look almost like ants. In reality, each photograph is actually a composite of hundreds of individual photos, and none of the squares actually exist. Magyar photographed strangers walking on sidewalks from only 3-4 meters off the ground, and then blended the photographs together to make them seem like they were captured from a fake height!
We’ve shared a good number of time-lapse videos here on PetaPixel before, but this one is pretty unique in the way it was created: François Vautier put an ant colony inside his scanner, and scanned the colony once a week over the course of five years. He then compiled the resulting images into a time-lapse video. It’s a little hard to make out what’s going on, and the zooming and panning can be a little distracting, but the idea is pretty interesting nonetheless.
(via Laughing Squid)