17.06.13

Stars projected at prestigious concert hall

Pop stars Eliza Doolittle and Tom Odell were among the subjects – and attendees – of a pioneering photography exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

Photographer Tom Oxley put a modern twist on the age old art of portrait photography when he took video footage of the subjects and used projectors to display them.
Integration firm Aurora Multimedia was called in to set up six Casio XJ-M145 projectors – which are able to display in both portrait and landscape format.
The projectors were rigged up in limited space in the Grade I listed building in preparation for the exhibition, Face to Face, which took place on Monday evening.
Oxley worked with more than 15 celebrities – from Oasis singer Liam Gallagher to former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr – and had them stand in front of the camera for several minutes. The process was intended to be a modern take the old method of having photographic subjects sit for three minutes while their image was burned onto a glass plate.
So that a central control area wouldn’t be needed, solid state media players were chosen to play the videos which were operated by remote control.