Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Skype Reunion: Family Portraits Taken From Two Places at the Same Time

by

How do you take a family portrait when you and your loved ones are thousands of miles apart? You could use Photoshop and stitch your individual pictures into one image, or you could do what artist John Clang did: take a photo of everyone in real time using Skype and a projector.

skype reunion family portraits by john clang

The pictures are from Clang’s series called Be Here Now. The simple setup has a striking effect. The subjects are in one shot but you can clearly see that they are not in the same physical space. If we put a positive spin on it – they are smiling after all – these people are miles apart but their ties are strong enough that the physical separation doesn’t matter as much. If we put a geeky spin on it, this is a plea for the invention of teleportation.

Prior to using it on other families, Clang actually did this experiment with his relatives, because he’s from Singapore but is now based in New York. Check out Visual News for more pictures from Be Here Now.

[via designboom]





Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

X-Carve 3D Carving Machine: Cut All the Things

X-Carve 3D Carving Machine: Cut All the Things

Dumpling Cannon Preps, Cooks and Shoots Dumplings in an Instant

Dumpling Cannon Preps, Cooks and Shoots Dumplings in an Instant

Legends of Cthulhu Action Figures May Doom your Soul

Legends of Cthulhu Action Figures May Doom your Soul

Piper DIY Minecraft Console: Gamecraft

Piper DIY Minecraft Console: Gamecraft

World of Warcraft Now Lets You Mine Gold to Pay for Game Time

World of Warcraft Now Lets You Mine Gold to Pay for Game Time

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo