-immerse your mind in the wonder of imagination
Creative direction / Photography / Words: LARS BRANDT STISEN
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
Dynamically generated wall projections at the push of a button — the exhibition setup.
Pressing the button will generate a new and unique room description every time.
The software generates thousands of unique scenes for your imagination to dwell upon...
The PANOPTIKUM software for download. Please visit the software page for further information at:
"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 that I am doing on the subject.
Rehearsal with Malene wearing test make-up and hair. Below some of the photoshoot guidelines I did with
reference photos from the rehearsal.
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.
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.
Mounting rolls of colored paper for each of the 6 background colors.
Malene is getting make-up done for the first look.
We used real hair and dyed it in 6 colors to match the theme.
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 and editing.
My sister Suzanne working her skills in the art department. The handwritten font is Suzanne's own creation.
Tools and electronics for building the button-interface used to control the software.
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.
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. In the top-right corner you see the icons I made for the downloadable
version. Below you see the testing station for the exhibition setup.
PANOPTIKUM - Homage to Imagination

PANOPTIKUM - Homage to Imagination

PANOPTIKUM - A homage to imagination expressed through fashion photography, electronics and software by Lars Brandt Stisen. "Panoptikum" (Eng. P Read More
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