Interview : From Paris to Atlanta, passing by Madrid, panoramas on the theme of the cities with Autopano by Joel Juge
Monday 17 October 2011
JoÃ«l Juge is currently exhibiting ‘Cities…In panoramic’ in Vichy, France. This mathematics teacher is passionate by panoramic photography and he shares with us his universe and his love for the cities. He uses Autopano for his stitchings and transforms few ones into ‘little planets’.
JoÃ«l, you have a passion for photography for several years now and currently you are exhibiting Â ’Cities… in Panoramic’ in your place, Vichy. Can you tell us more?
‘Cities… in Panoramic’ is my 10th exhibition. 35 varied-size printings presented at the ValÃ©ry Larbaud multimedia library in Vichy, France, in a beautiful room with a high-quality lighting. From Atlanta to Paris, from New York to Berlin, from Madrid to Rome, from Venise to… Vichy: this is an itinerary widths or in ‘little planets’ which is shown from October 1 to 29, 2011. Stitchings from 2 to 24 photos in order to create classical panoramas but also full spheres that I transform into squares.
Where does your passion for panoramic photography come from?
Why choosing this theme of the cities?
I spent all my childhood in a little village and to me, the city always appeared as mysterious and worrying. So many solitudes are in close contact. Photographing the city in its whole dimension, which is made possible by the panoramic format, is surely an attempt to appropriate it. I like highlighting the city geometry and its architectural units. And I am often looking for the paradoxical side of images taken by night when the city becomes an empty land.
You are a mathematics teacher, is there a correlation between image stitching and the logic of maths?
What equipment do you use and why?
What features of Autopano were the most useful for this project?
What are your expectations for the future versions of Autopano?
Do you have other projects to show us ?
I am already preparing a new exhibition for November 2011 : first photomontage avalaible on : http://joeljuge.free.fr/Venise01.php