Fascinating Portraits Made Out of Thousands of Small Photographs

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Posted on: April 19, 2012 Category: Buzz Tags:

Fascinating Portraits Made Out of Thousands of Small Photographs

Inspired by the fact that every person has multiple facets that combined form his or her personality, Swiss artist Anna Halm Schudel creates original portraits by piecing together thousands of small photographs.

The mosaic portraits of Anna Halm Schudel assemble in a similar way to puzzles. After choosing the subject of her artwork, the artist goes online and looks for photos of the past or present celebrity and starts reworking the digital images in a very complex process. She usually works with just a section of each image, making sure the formats and tones match the general line of the portrait she envisioned. Each of the small photos used as mosaic pieces measures just one square centimeter and only become visible when the viewer approaches to take a closer look at the work of art. At first glance, people see another portrait of Barack Obama, Scarlet Johannsson or Marilyn Monroe, but soon, the big surprise behind the giant pixilation is revealed.

These incredible mosaic portraits remind me of The Big Picture, a unique artwork I wrote about four years ago. It was also a photo mosaic, only it was made up of around 110,000 photographs. If I’m not mistaken, it still holds the record for the world’s largest photo mosaic.

source: odditycentral.com



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