Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Mise-en-abyme

Very hard to understand at first, but i soon got there. Its very similar to the Droste effect so at first i saw no difference what so ever, i went on to read the following paragraph from wikipedia (i felt it was ok to use on reference) : ) so here it is, maybe it will help you understand it a bit better.

'Mise en abyme (also mise en abîme) has several meanings in the realm of the creative arts and literary theory. The term is originally from the French and means, "placing into infinity" or "placing into the abyss". The commonplace usage of this phrase is describing the visual experience of standing between two mirrors, seeing an infinite reproduction of one's image.'

Basically its a picture between two mirrors which carries on to infinity, well until it runs out of pixel space.

I fully understand how it works but i think it will be to complex to work in my scene.
Regarding the rug design from the shining i was not sure i was able to use it due to the fact that i have just copied it straight from the movie, but I'm not sure what it is about the design of it against the plain wall, i just think it works well and goes with my time period.

1 comment:

  1. The first picture is great! Its clever and i have no idea how it was done... this is the kind of stuff i expect to see from photography students.. need i say more :/

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