What your camera sees.
Spring in the Pacific Northwest is a time typically marked by intense ephemeral beauty- everything is coming to life in a vast array of colors and wonderful floral aromas after our long, dark, and wet winters.
In 2020 this sense of rebirth was also accompanied by confusion as everyone grappled with the news of an emerging virus, quarantining during the first of many lockdowns to come; it was the first wave of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Over this time I started taking photos of the flowers emerging around my neighborhood on my iPhone using “portrait” mode during walks with my dog to pass the time. Through tinkering, I found that by manipulating the accompanying depth-map data in the photo bizarre and beautiful images could be produced. Anything captured with the depth map would create an effect of melting like wax or blowing away like sand.
The images here are what these depth-maps look like when rotated to different angles: basically how your iphone sees depth map data.