Dancing with Invisible Light [Kinect]

29 04 2011

The artist y3rdua recently did a stunning collection of photos by capturing the infra-red beams Kinect uses to “see” you. Click the jump to see more or go to y3rdua’s flicker page HERE

Kinect y3rdua

In the artist’s own words –

With these images I was exploring the unique photographic possibilities presented by using a Microsoft Kinect as a light source. The Kinect – an inexpensive videogame peripheral – projects a pattern of infrared dots known as "structured light". Invisible to the eye, this pattern can be captured using an infrared camera. The Kinect uses the deformation of this dot pattern to derive 3D information about its subjects (an ability which has already spawned an explosion of incredible digital art).


As a photographer I am most interested in the nature and quality of light: how light behaves in the physical world, and how it interacts with and affects the subjects that it illuminates. For this shoot my models and I were essentially working blind, with the results visible only after each image was captured. Together, we explored the unique physicality of structured light, finding our way in the darkness by touch and intuition. Dancing with invisible light.

 

Kinect 2

Kinect 3

Kinect 4

Kinect 5

Kinect 6

Kinect 8

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