Photo by Benedict Redgrove
Extensive CGI reconstruction of the iconic landmark now allows new possibilities for photographers and other creatives to use the space without restriction or compromise on photo realistic quality whilst preserving the pristine design, and stylish atmosphere that would have otherwise been lost for future generations.
I’ve always debated about CGI’s threat to creativity, both personally and socially due to its inside-the-box nature; it doesn’t have any room for natural incidents nor organic process. Some of the world’s best pictures, my own work included; were born out of small incidents and mishaps that happened during a photo-shoot, or simply a glimpse of idea that appeared during one’s interaction with others on-location. Virtual reality solutions are sterile and tend to halt any process that might spiced up the end result after the lights are turned off.
This however is a fine example of where CGI can be useful: damage recovery. Organic factors aside, many commercial powerhouse will find this relieving, a fresh cup of coffee to any retoucher’s nightmare. Though it requires a certain level of digital mastery & perspective pre-visualizing, the end results can be both daring & disastrous, one thing is sure though; it ain’t gonna be cheap.