I started learning French about 4 months ago after having moved to a French speaking city, and I finally, finally feel like I’m getting some good use out of the language. You see, Clement Briend – the artist responsible for these incredibly illuminating 3D projections – is French, and his entire website happens to be in French as well. What does that mean? Well, it means that I could now get the gist of what he wrote on his about page without using a translation service. Amazing!
Now, these photographs themselves require absolutely no translation. You don’t need to understand French to appreciate how incredibly awesome these projections are. Clement projected these graphics onto various trees around Cambodia, and they’re as eerie as they are beautiful. I’ve actually written about 3D projections before, and the effect continues to impress me.
There is unrest in the forest… there is trouble with the trees…
You know, I think I would be quite happy waking up to something like this. The face looks so cheery as to be almost calming. Had he projected say, a clowns face on the other hand… not so much.
I’m going to assume that this is some sort of dragon, and again… super happy looking, if not a little stoned. The world needs more creative use of technology like this. Not so long ago, this would have been almost impossible.
Imagine this area as a nightclub. Everyone is packed under the night sky, trees encircling, faces projected onto them… constantly shifting as the evening rolls on.
This is by far my favorite of the bunch, but given its proximity to what appears to be a major road… well, maybe not such a good idea. I know that if I were driving past here, I couldn’t help but stare at the bright, giant face in the trees.
Someone has been working out. For a floating spirit, he certainly has a set of pipes on him… or are they wings?
If you’ve had a chance to play Far Cry 3, then perhaps you’ll agree that this looks a bit like one of the tattoos you pick up during the game.
Best shopping area ever. This looks a bit like the markets I visited in Egypt, except much cleaner, and a whole lot cheerier to boot.
Clement Briend, the Artist… the Photographer
If you’re interested in seeing more of Clement’s work, then stretch your legs and grab a cup of coffee, because he’s built up quite the collection over the years. From Cambodia to Berlin, and a ton of minor exhibits along the way, Clement Briend has been a very busy man indeed. You’ll find his official website right here.