This image is by Austrailian Photographer Gilbert Rossi. I really like the concept. He has created this either by using a back light (the traditional way) or by added high contrast to the model only (using photoshop or similar software) to create the silhouette effect.
It was one of the coolest moments in live performance history when Tupac Shakur was brought back to life via hologram to perform at the 2012 Coachella Music Festival over the weekend.The late Hip hop star’s likeness was recreated in hologram form for the music festival with some impressive technology.
The hologram of Shakur was created by special effects production house Digital Domain. This is the same company behind the computer-generated imagery that transformed Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The company’s artists also won an Academy Award for the blockbuster film “Titanic.”
Although the perception was of a 3D likeness of Tupac Shakur, the image was actually a 2D image. Shakur’s likeness was projected onto an angled piece of glass on ground, which in turn projected the image onto a Mylar screen on stage. The Holagram reportadly cost $400,000 to create!
From the perspective, I would describe this revolutionary, but on the other hand, there is something a little creepy about it…or is it just me?