3-D Images by Artist Ignacio Torres



Ignacio Torres is an artist/photographer from Texas who created the images below with a standard digital SLR camera ... and, perhaps, a little pixie dust. He called his project "Stellar." Take a look at his pictures. He'll explain, as we go, how he made them and what he meant.

Stellar Project

"This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a star's death," said Torres. "I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies."


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Torres continues: "The models' organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time."


Stellar Project

Torres' images are GIF files -- four regular still pictures shown in quick sequence in one frame. You are seeing the same person shot from four slightly different angles, which is why they appear to turn back and forth.


Stellar Project
Torres was born in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from college in 2010 and now lives in New York. He writes that he is "currently working in personal projects that explore youth, identity and scientific theories through the use of photography, animated gifs and video."


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Many of the images are shot in the West Texas scrub in twilight. The models are illuminated by a flash, synchronized with his cameras.


Stellar Project

The clouds around Torres' subjects are created by dust and confetti. Some effects could be added after the initial exposure.


Stellar Project

The Stellar project is featured on "The Ones 2 Watch," an online magazine "showcasing the people behind the lens."