I found myself near the 24th street BART station with 45 minutes to killl, so I wandered down Osage St. to check out the tags and street art. I never noticed them before, but the sidewalks of this alley are completely covered with stencils of Lou Reed. I used the Everyday photo app, which was created to take consistently positioned self portraits, to photograph all 32 of these stencils. Having a ton of photos with almost identical similar images ended up being perfect fodder for some appsperiments.
The animated gif on top of this post was created by taking all of the Everyday photos and running them Giffer!, a really sleek app for creating gifs. I highly recommend it, but should mention Giffer! only spits out smaller (240 pxl wide) images. For the above image, I just increased the embedded image size, which results in some blur, but with the animation it’s not too noticeable… I hope. I also created this alternate version where the head stays more still and my feet are shown.
I used Photoshake to create this 5X5 grid of Lou Reeds. Shaking the device randomized the photos.
Since all of the above shots were taken straight down, I wanted to show a little more context with this photo. In the spirit of experimenting, I used SynthCam to take this shot, which gives it a feeling of depth, similar to a narrow depth of field effect. BTW, SynthCam is now a free app, so go check it out.