Title: Roger Brown
Production and shooting location: Wilton Manors, FL
Date: March 10th, 2020
Link: http://santi.tv/roger
Performer: Roger Brown @tatnringman
Vimeo: vimeo.com/548193191

This series of volumetric images, that compose the video itself, were created the day before the COVID19 lockdown measures were imposed at my workplace and in the state of Florida. We knew that something bad was happening in the world, we knew that drastic measures had to be taken, and we could feel a sense of despair in the atmosphere. Trying to capture this feeling of malaise, that prophetically reflected the isolation, fear and the specter of death that dominated 2020, I worked with Roger Brown, a unique character in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors. This artist, musician, performer, model, waiter, and bartender, is one of the friendliest persons you can ever meet in town. He is very proud of his gorgeous tattoos and piercings, that are nothing but a reflection of his personality. The resulting volumetric portraits isolate spatially the model, and create a baroque-like atmosphere, in empty digital environments that enhance the feeling of despair caused by the coronavirus. All images are captured in real time with the Kinect sensor, using custom Java code in Processing 3.0, written by the artist. Photoshop is used for color correction and sizing purposes, without any additional filters. The music is composed by Patty E. Patétik.




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