Jones Lang LaSalle commissioned two large prints to be permanently displayed in one of their buildings situated on Bothwell Street, Glasgow. The prints were required to fill the blank space between two pillars in the reception area and to become a focal point. This allowed me to produce my largest prints to date each measuring just over 3.5 metres wide by 2 metres high. Even though large prints are usually seen at a distance I wanted a highly detailed print so that viewers could walk closer to the image and discover details instead of pixels !!
The high resolution was made possible by stitching together hundreds of individual photographs and creating a large montage. Exact alignment was achieved by using a specialised tripod head, this controlled the movement of the camera and made sure that the camera pivoted on the nodel point of the lens. Each individual image was taken three times at 2 stop intervals to produce a high dynamic range showing details in the shadows and highlights.
The end images were printed in three sections and mounted on to aluminium dibond. Once onsite an aluminium frame was constructed to hold the three sections together. Thanks to Iris Colour for an excellent print job and to Suzanne Martin (pictured above) who helped assemble and hang the prints and did all the mathematical stuff.