Photo credit: Nicolas Bigot
When you think of humans and robots commingling, it’s usually from a more apocalyptic or dystopian view, but rarely do we consider the possibility of both existing harmoniously in the humdrum of everyday life. Digital photographer Nicolas Bigot from Brittany, France wants to show us what the latter would look like in his “The Robot Next Door Project” series. Read more for additional pictures and information.
To create these illusions, the models are first captured in the appropriate poses and scenery. Next, he physically builds the mechanical element of the photo using scrap metal or whatever he can find. These parts are photographed separately in the same lighting and position as he did the models. Lastly, all of these are combined using digital software to create the photos you see here.
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I draw a parallel between the relationship between digital life and ‘real’ life, which supports the notions of perception and appearance and its derivations. We can play roles, we can play characters, but appearances can be false or misleading,” said the photographer.