Chris Farrugia has taken 300 photos of the Renzo Piano exhibition at the National Museum of Archaeology and created a truly extraordinary, three-dimensional, 360-degree experience using Photosynth technology.
Thanks to Chris’s monumental photography effort we can all examine Piano’s concepts for the City Gate area of Valletta in minute detail and at leisure. So, there’s no need to hot-foot it to the museum in person to have your take on the plans. As you zoom around the screens, you start to get a feel of the massive change that will be underway once Piano’s plans become reality.
Chris explains his technique: “The best synths are made up of lots of overlapping images. Taking photos from a single position is not enough. You need to start by shooting from a wide angle, then move around the subject, and then get in close to capture detail. The Piano exhibition is ideal because of the granularity of detail and because of the interior location, enabling me to shoot panaromas from each of the four corners of the room, as well as panoramas from the middle part of every wall”.
How to view
You will be prompted to download Photosynth if you do not already have this available on your computer. It only takes a minute.