Greetings Internet Travelers,
Neufer, a graphic artist based in Pennsylvania. I've been working on
experimental photographic techniques for about 18 years. A lot of
my work has been with panoramic and stereoscopic photography.
Extreme Photo Constructions has been here on the
Web in one form or another since 2000. These are some highlights:
San Francisco Earthquake: 1906 - A historical photo-base of still panoramas made by merging selected frames from ancient panoramic movies. These interactive images, along with text from the Library of Congress, document the destruction of a major American city.
Dual Moments - These are stereo images made by combining selected frames from normal motion pictures. This collection demonstrates that motions such as lateral panning can yield useful photographic depth.
Factory Casting Room - This
composite of 40 photos was inspired by success-for-all prophet, Buckminster
Fuller. Fuller unfolded the skin of a globe to make a minimally-distorted World Map. Like Fuller's map, the image
also uses the icosahedron as a base. A sphere-of-view unfolds to
show everything that surrounds a point.
It's okay to be simple in thought. It helps us to see the whole with clarity and humility. Fuller told everyone who would listen, "Dare to be na´ve."
If my website shows that I can help in your project, let me know.
02/27/04 - In the last 5 months, EPC got over 245,000 hits and served over 8 gigabytes of data to 20,509 unique visitors... Got this nice acknowledgement from an educational foundation in the UK...
02/08/04 - Started work on stereo images from the Mars Rovers.
02/06/04 - Online again after an unplanned hiatus. After having no computer for a month or two, a friend gave me his extra one. (Thanks Bob.) Now I'm back in pictures.
11/27/03 Check this out. I made a stereoscopic version of the Zapruder Film. Not the whole thing. Just the non-violent part at the beginning. I made it to prove out some theories I had about dual moment stereo. Matching adjacent frames yields depth in some cases.
Anyway, the Z film can be viewed in a form of stereoscopics. My little film just shows the last happy part of President Kennedy's life. It stops when the limo comes to the road sign. In this way, I hope the viewers can imagine a better end to the story. One where Kennedy makes it to the luncheon and Zapruder's film is gathering dust in a box in some attic.
I dropped the link to my Zapruder page because of bandwidth limitations on my server. For a while, a friend in Alaska stored video files on his server. When he was no longer able to hold them, I dropped the link. I didn't drop the page, though. It is still linked to by Google and other web-crawlers.
The chart shows November's bandwidth for the EPC site.
11/24/03 - Doing a major rework of my sites. I want to bring the images together in a unified system. And make the look and operation more standardized with a directory system.
11/22/03 - Check out my Zapruder Film page.
11/20/03 - The 1906 Quake Panoramas are now linked from the US Geological Survey.
11/19/03 - Accepted into the Ultimate Photography Web Ring. Use the links below to find other great sites (after you're done with this one).
10/03/03 - Just tried out Panoweaver software demo. I made a spherical image of a house interior. Very cool. Check it out here.
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand
David Neufer and Another Gargoyle
Photo by Christine Getty