Squashed Head Inverse Panorama Portrait Photography, Making 3D Flat

As a photographer I love to push the boundaries, try out new things and go against the grain of trends. Everywhere you look at the moment it is 3D this and 3D that. Not for me. I’ve been doing some experimental photography with inverse panoramas. That’s taking a 3D object like a sphere, and photographing the whole thing so it can appear on a flat page in it’s entirety.

The technique itself has been around for many years as slit-scan photography but I am trying some digital techniques to produce the effect. Here’s an almost 360 degree view of a model’s head in one image.

Inverse Panorama Portrait