At the brink of the 3D printing revolution, the history of portraiture is reverted from its original photographic form to the innovative 3D figures. Daniel Warnecke is a famous photographer who reimagined the famous portraits and converted theminto3D sculptures. He recently had a project, which is the mining of the historical portraits and giving them the form based on the 3D prints. Among the masterpieces he focused on are the ones created by the famous Gainsborough and Arbus. He gives these classic portraits a new and contemporary update, not just to show off his great skills and talents in the field of photography, but to help the viewers to be engaged in the portrait with a new way of viewing.
Warnecke did more to the project than just converting them from a 2D base to 3D sculptures. He also maximized this innovative technology by giving the figure a twist to modernize their style. For example, Gainsborough’s Blue Boy was modernized with a track suit. The aim here is to create modern incarcerations, and not just to have them sculpted in 3D prints. The result is something really familiar to the audience but with a new style of viewing them, other than the portrait.
The portraits are simultaneously scanned with the use of the DSLR cameras, and when they are completely filed, 3D printing follows. Although there are more to be developed in terms of quality and concept to point out a new height in the field of arts, there is no doubt that the 3D printing system really does a great way to refine the beauty of the masterpieces as they are converted into figures.
With the sculpted figure, the iconic portraits in 3D printing system allow the viewers to have a complete 360 degree view of the figure. There is no need for subjective enhancement such as cropping, lighting, sizing, and aiming for a precise camera angle. The updates in style as the creator changed the outfit from classical ones to modern clothing, and the change in medium, take on the 3D printed sculptures as the new work of arts using the most innovative methods.
This project totally removes the subjectivity in photography, and Warnecke chose the attire and settings on a personal basis. The project aims to show that anyone can have their own portrait converted into a 3D figure through this special 3D printing system. It is the new face of portrait conversion in the field of photography, and many individuals may appreciate this innovation.
In this project, Daniel Warnecke emphasized the possibility of enhancing and developing the sculptural arts, and with simple forms, the 3D printing system can greatly contribute to the endeavor, especially in the revert of a portrait into a tangible and viewable figures. This may put the portraiture into a different level, but more than that, it may even allow some individuals to appreciate the famous characters in the masterpieces of the famous painters. Even the blind people may find this as a way to finally know the characters.