Outside of pushing resolution to all new heights, a lot of the techniques being used in timelapse photography at the moment are somewhat stale. That’s why it’s always refreshing to see a departure from the norm surface in the vast pool of timelapse videos. Toby Harriman’s Gotham City SF is just that. We’re used to seeing cityscapes and San Francisco, the beautiful town it is, is a frequent muse to photographers. Harriman, however, spent well over a year looking at the city in monochrome from all different perspectives.
And if all that fancy camera work isn’t enough for you, it’s paired with an incredible soundtrack that was composed by a very gifted 14 year old composer by the name of James Everingham.
So, what is it about monochrome footage that makes us drool? In this case, all of it. You can see for yourself, here:
“This is my vision come to life after hours of setting up, shooting, and editing. It is my art and my love for San Francisco, photography, and timelapse…Everything was shot on a Canon 6D and 5DMK III with a variety of Canon L series lenses. For my motion controlled shots, I use an eMotimo 3-Axis system as well as a Kessler Shuttle Pod Mini 8 foot dolly.”
You can see more stills from the project here, or visit Harriman’s website. Additionally, you probably won’t be sorry if you check out some his other work (all of which is pretty stunning) over on his SmugMug page.
[ via Resource Magazine ]