Paris-based photographer Jean-Francois Rauzier began his career as a fashion photographer. Realizing he could use digital photography to compose a grid of pictures, the artist went on to create these incredibly detailed panoramas. Enriched by his work in commercial photography, and as a pioneer of the numerical collection, he was one of the first to create “hyperphotos”.
Hyperphotography enables him to take on the impossible: to combine both the infinitely big and infinitely small in one image, placed out of time. Rauzier’s images are approximately 10,000 times the resolution of a normal photograph. The outcome is an array of crisp images of monumental scale and depth, assembled with such mastery that they trick and deceive the eye, simulating the illusion of reality.
Babel Miami is a tribute to the city’s outdated modernity and to its fresh fantasy. The Babel series are about time, the marks of the everyday life on the architecture. There is something fun in the way he stacks the building, it’s a construction game where the purpose is more to concentrate a city, its atmosphere in one image, one building.
Jean-Francois Rauzier’s work can be seen in Brasilia at The National Museum from April 19th to June 5th 2016.