To be honest, I did not have a name for multiplane photography until I met Dave Hull. I had seen it before but I did not know the name for it. Multiplane photography is when a photographer takes individual shelves, puts objects on them, adjusts the lighting, and takes the photo from above to give the picture depth. You may have seen a similar type of animation used in stop motion animation, old Disney movies, or music videos.
Interested in a real-time example? Dave posted a video of how he created his piece “Yin Yang.” It is a top view of how every shelf holds coins at different heights to create this really awesome photo at the end.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave to learn more about what he does and how he does it. In our interview, we talk about his professional background and he gives us a closer look at his multiplane setup. It really is a labor of love!
What is amazing about what Dave does is the ability to take everyday objects and turn them into a story. Here are some more examples of his photography. What do you see?
A huge thank you to Dave Hull for not only being awesome but for being one of KRFTR’s founding members! We absolutely cannot wait to see more commissions head your way! If you are interested in hiring Dave for your next project, you can do so here. What scene would you create with Dave?
These photos have so much depth and detail, they really are fantastic. If you have enjoyed this post, share it with a friend!