Keith Loutit uses the tilt-shift technique – a process whereby a photograph is manipulated so that it looks like a miniature scale model to create surreal diorama-like snapshots of life in Sydney.
The effect is achieved by distorting the focus of the photo which simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is.
He says of his work: “This is a personal project that will document 12 months of life in ‘Little Sydney’. I’ll be releasing films every month or so in short film format and conclude the project with a piece that brings together the highlights.”
In the below videos Loutit captures two quintessential Sydney institutions – Westpac Lifesaver Rescue and the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.
Mardi Gras from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.