Pareidolia effect imagery
I remember playing with a toy kaleidoscope as a small child, and according to my mum it kept me fascinated for hours. This fond memory led me to experiment with some photographs. I made an attempt to create kaleidoscope patterns. As you can see this playful attempt was unsuccessful. However, I am pleased my playfulness with select black and while photos resulted in this selection pareidolia effect imagery. Looking at the photos above what do you see?
What is the definition of pareidolia?
.. the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.
Source: Merriam Webster dictionary.
Below is my step-by-step workflow process to produce pareidolia effect imagery from scratch.
- Choose a subject from the ‘found’ collection of things
- Study closely, and imagine the final result
- Decide how best to photograph the subject: composition, focal point, lighting, dept of field etc…
- Process and convert the photographs to black and while
- Take screenshots of the photos that have peaked my interest
- Concept – using the screenshots by flipping the photo
- Make the final selects, and mirror the two photos
Finito – 🙂
For more pareidolia effect black and white photographs click here.
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