Swiss photographer Daniel Boschung created the unique project called “Face Cartography” – a super portrait series of 9 individuals, each taken by an industrial robot with a professional camera and macro lens and over 600 shots combined into a 900 Megapixel image.
We have seen our fair share of gigapixel images – mostly those of cities around the world. However this is the first time (that we know of) that a similar concept is undertaken for shooting portraits of people.
Boschung used a Canon EOS Mark ll camera with a 180mm macro lens, a broncolor Scoro S 32000 RFS 2 flash (required for the hundreds of consecutive flash firings in a short periods of time required) and of course an industrial robot and special software which was written specifically for the project.
Another video showing the industrial robot with a camera taking hundreds of macro pictures of an entire painting with a similar technique
You can read more and watch the Face Cartography project images (as well as zoom in) on Boschung’s website.