French photographer Jean-François Rauzier is the creator of hyperphotos. By stitching together hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of images seamlessly, Rauzier creates high-resolution composites of dreamlike settings. In order to be able to truly appreciate how much time and effort goes into each of the pieces, you need to view the collages in full size. To do so, click on any of the images and you will be directed to the high-definition viewer on Jean-François Rauzier’s website.
“As a photographer, I can use this powerful art medium to capture reality. As a painter, I can control my image exactly and put what I want where I want. And as a sculptor, I savour spending a long time on my work, as a meditation, to have the pleasure to approach, touch and feel the texture, then back away to see the entire work. Hyper-photo is a combination of all of these.” – Jean-François Rauzier
The alluring aspect of Rauzier’s hyperphotos is that, like the real world, there is an almost unfathomable amount of detail in each scene. The human eye misses so many smaller details in our everyday surroundings, and such is the case in the surreal worlds Rauzier constructs. Just like the real world, you really have to look close up to ascertain the full complexity and beauty of each of the composites.
Images: Jean-François Rauzier