MADDOCMAN

PANOPTIKUM

Immerse your mind in the wonder of imagination

Creative direction / Photography / Words: Lars Brandt Stisen
Model: Malene Skovsgaard Andersen
Hair & Make-Up: Lea Nehring
Handwritten Type: Suzanne Brandt
Assistant / Extra and hand model: Mette Beate
Retouch / Post-production: Lars Brandt Stisen
Software design / Programming: Lars Brandt Stisen
Electronics / Engineering: Lars Brandt Stisen
Studio: MADDOCMAN Berlin

PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
Dynamically generated wall projections at the push of a button –the exhibition setup.
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
Pressing the button will generate a new and unique room description every time.
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
The software generates thousands of unique scenes for your imagination to dwell upon...
PANOPTIKUM by Lars Brandt Stisen
The PANOPTIKUM software (room description generator) supplied as download along with the project.
Behind the scenes at our studio in Berlin
Panoptikum (Eng. Panopticon) -a point from which an entire scenario is visible at once
"Panoptikum" (Eng. Panopticon) is a point from which an entire scenario is visible at once –a "panoramic viewpoint". The PANOPTIKUM project is a homage to human imagination as ability, and part of a series of projects on the subject that I am making.
Rehearsal with model in the studio. Photo shoot guide lines
Rehearsal with Malene wearing test make-up and hair. Below some of the photoshoot guidelines I did with reference photos from the rehearsal.
Custom gridded snoot from drinking straws to light the models face
I made this light modifier from drinking straws to light the models face. It was fired form a distance of approx. 4 meters/13 feet to achieve the desired effect.
Contrast light modifier to sidelight chin and hair
To sidelight the models chin and hair I made this contrast enhancing light modifier from cardboard tubes. It was fitted with flaps for mounting color filters.
Colored studio paper backgrounds for the photo shoot
Mounting rolls of colored paper for each of the 6 background colors.
Model Malene getting make-up done
Malene is getting make-up done for the first look.
We used real hair for the photo shoot
We used real hair and dyed it in 6 colors to match the theme.
Hair and Make-Up artist hard at work, model in make-up chair for the shoot
Hair and make-up artist Lea hard at work. Malene spent more than 8 hours in the make-up chair during the two-day shoot.
Image selection, retouch and editing in post-production
Image selection and editing.
Suzanne's working in the art department on handwritten font
Suzanne working her skills in the art department. The handwritten font is Suzanne's own creation.
Tools and electronics for building industrial hardware interface
Tools and electronics for building the button-interface used to control the software.
Milled steel button with LED back-light and USB circuit board
The steel push-button gets its own 12 volt power supply for the LED back-light. The button is connected to the USB circuit board which in turn will be hooked up to the software.
Software design and programming in C#. Hardware interface test
I wrote two editions of the software, one for download and one for use at exhibitions together with the push-button interface and wall-projectors. Below you see the testing station for the exhibition setup.
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