of these images have me spinning, literally. I find a sweet spot
and a good recognizable object in the foreground to start and end with,
and I then spin shoot 15 to 30 shots that will be stitched into the
final 360 panoramas.
It seems to work best when I utilize
an Asian design formula for scroll paintings and drawings that
includes a dominant "host" and the lesser "guests". However it's
not so easy when I'm in the middle of a field, playground or busy
intersection. Sometimes it's just about the colors, textures and flow.
of these multi-shot images were photographed "handheld" in under one
minute. Some have called me the "Garry Winogrand of 360 degree
panoramas". I studied with him in the 1970s at Mass Art and
continue to use some of his "focus/look away/shoot" techniques when
there are people around, to avoid them becoming self conscious or angry.
images on these pages represent a small percentage of over 300 photos
shot as 360 degree recordings of my current hometown. I like to
think of myself as a sort of "time traveller" from the year 2114, here
for a short time to live amongst the kind townsfolks and to
photographically document their day to day city landscape.