Rauzier's work brings the viewer into a world of his creation, pulling them away from reality as they know it. His photos are referred to as hyperphotos (a method he invented in 2002), meaning the virtual images are essentially made up of thousands of smaller images, each taken with a telephoto lens and puzzled together on a computer. The finished product is like gazing into a dream world fit for Salvador Dalí. No matter how closely you look, the image seems to never lose detail due to the depth of the separately layered photos. The kaleidoscope of images are pulled from reality but pieced together to reflect a man-made alternate world only Rauzier could imagine.
"Hyperphotos are like a long-forgotten dream come to life. The images are assembled numerically, to create an image so detailed and fascinating - yet at the same time massive in scale and never-ending. Just like a dream," says Rauzier.
Born in 1952, Rauzier went on to graduate from Ecole Louis Lumi?re and has since quickly established himself in the art world. He has garnered a number of awards, including the Screenings prize in Berlin in 2006, the Arcimboldo award in 2008 for digital creation, rewarded by the APPPF in the photography of architecture category in 2009, and the Eurazeo prize in 2010. His unique work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Seoul.
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Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with her cat and two rats. She graduated from California State San Marcos with a degree in Literature and Writing and a minor in Film Studies. She has written for several publications, including San Diego City News and North Park News, and in her spare time writes film reviews for various online publications. A self-prescribed film/book obsessive, she's curren...(Read More)