Light Field Portraits

A new series of Human-Machine portraits shot with a robot arm and human sitter. For each portrait we shoot a grid of 36 photos using a robotic arm for camera positioning. This video shows computational refocusing on one single light field data set. This was shot with a UR10 Robot Arm and zcam E1 at Carnegie Mellon University. Thanks Eunsu Kang for being a willing volunteer!

This project was developed as a Artist in Residence at theĀ STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Process Example with Bear
UR10 Control Panel, Robot Arm, and Bear

Recovered Camera Grid
Recovered Camera Positions in 3d Scene
Refocused Near
Refocused Far