The Veronica Scanner: Live 3D Portraiture, Royal Academy, London, September 9th 2016
This scanner brings a different approach to recording portraiture through digital means it takes the detailing to the extreme as it records 96 images in 4 seconds..
Pros & Cons
A very detailed approach which allows sitters to keep their eyes open during the scanning allowing any facial expressiion possible.but is completely dependent on a digital process which
I believe it is a much more refined version to 3D printing allowing the end product to be scuplted out of a number of different materials including glass, wood, metal and stone.
How has my position changed?
Given the opportunity it would be interesting to experiment with this process however it is very unlikely at the memnt as it is such a new process.
The context is this becomes a sculptural, 3D approach whereas much of my practice is 2D and hand crafted using my eyes as observatinal indicators.
I found this useful because it gives portraiture a different engagement with a much faster outcome but may not necessarily lead to an immediate resolution and will not place the subject in context without building more elements to surround it.
One of the key things I have learned is that there are always new ways of looking at portaiture and there is always room for further experimentation.