March 1, 2012 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - Throughout civilisation Spain has been revered as a country of beauty and Amazing Spain brings this beauty to life like never before in a collection of innovative original artworks by Torkil Storli. Using multiple exposures of the same settings to create high dynamic range photographic images, the resulting work becomes a dramatic representation of Spanish scenery.
From traditional to contemporary, and largely influenced by the rustic landscapes of the Canary Islands, this interactive presentation contains a personal foreword from the artist in English, French, Spanish and German languages, along with 60 works featuring scenes from Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Las Palmas as well as many unique perspectives of the Catalonian capital Barcelona.
Published using the MagBooks platform users can flip through the full exhibition as a virtual book, browse interactive contents pages or scan quickly using a fast moving cover flow style interface. A simple tap of the screen brings each photograph to full screen at any time and users can also share the app via social networking links.
"Sometimes I feel like a painter with a digital brush, adding layer-by-layer of paint to the original photo." commented Torkil Storli, the creator of Amazing Spain. "Publishing this collection in this way allows users to experience a virtual exhibition of my works, essentially visiting a digital art gallery without needing to break their daily routine. I hope they enjoy the results."
Torkil Storli is a Norwegian photographer and artist living in Gran Canaria, Spain. Most of his work specializes in HDR (High dynamic range) photographs with textured layers in photoshop. This technique gives his work an innovative look, combining the appearance of traditional artworks along with a dramatic photographic dimension. Copyright (C) 2012 Torkil Storli. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.