• The world's highest resolution photographs

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  • Gigapixel photography is the craft of shooting hundreds or thousands of photos and joining them together into a single, seamless, ultra-high resolution image. These extremely large images are typically shot with a complex setup involving long lenses and a programmable robot, typically requiring weeks or months of post production (but we can do it in as little as 24 hours, if needed). When done correctly, it is impossible to tell that these photos were made from many smaller photos.

     

    These images are among the largest photographs made by humans, ever.

     

    Gigapixel photos can be used in a few ways:

    • Interactive images, viewed on a PC, phone, or tablet. These images allow you to pan around, look up and down, and zoom in and out. These photos can be of skylines and cityscapes, stadiums, landscapes. or interiors. I've shot all of these kinds for satisfied clients before.
    • Video animations: essentially a video moving around, or zooming in an out of the image (like the video at the top of this page). These videos can be used for TV commercials or other types of online videos. It is possible to make videos from these images that are technically impossible to create using a standard video camera, in terms of zoom level, sharpness, and resolution. It's even possible to make 8K resolution videos, or even higher!
    • Large format photographic prints: These photos are among the largest prints that can exist anywhere in the world. Some of the photos you'll see on this website can be printed tens of meters (hundreds of feet) wide, at full photographic 300DPI resolution!

    If you would like to commission or license 360º, Gigapixel, high resolution cityscape and skyline photography, you've come to the right place.

    About me

    I have been shooting extreme-resolution 360º and Gigapixel Photography since 2004. I've appeared on the BBC, in the Guinness Book of World Records, WIRED, The Guardian, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and other notable publications. My work has been at the heart of many high-profile global advertising campaigns, including Samsung, Unicredit Bank, BT, Wembley Stadium, and Fujitsu.

     

    One of my passions in life is to create extremely high resolution photographs. Often 360º and often of cityscapes and skylines. I love climbing to the top of a tower, and capturing the world from up there, in as much detail as possible. It's the kind of challenge that never gets old.

  • Portfolio

    paris skyline photo

    Shot from the top of the Eiffel Tower

    Shot in Autumn 2018, this image was released in March 2019. It's one of the largest photos of the Paris skyline ever made.

    Prague Skyline Gigapixel Panorama Photo

    Shot from the Astronomical Clock Tower on Old Town Square

    This is the highest resolution photo I've ever made, and among the top few largest photographs ever created by anyone. This photo is 900,000 pixels wide, and made from over 7000 individual pictures.

    NYC Skyline Gigapixel Panorama Photo

    Shot from the Empire State Building

    According to some people, this is the center of the universe. In any case, it's a beautiful view of the NYC skyline from up here.

    Rome Skyline Panorama Gigapixel Photo

    Shot from the Torre della Milizie

    Tokyo Skyline Panorama Gigapixel Photo

    Shot from Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

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    Tokyo Skyline Panorama Gigapixel Photo

    Shot from Tokyo Tower

    Can you find the baseball players? The temple worshippers? The woman hanging her laundry? The salaryman who went to sleep on a bench, fell on the ground, and kept on sleeping?

    London Skyline Gigapixel Panorama Photo

    Shot from BT Tower

    This is the world record photo! With 320 Gigapixels of resolution, it really made its away around the Web, with tens of millions of visitors. It appeared in countless online newspapers and other prestigious publications, and it got covered by two different BBC television shows.

    Shot from Centre Point Tower

  • videos

    Here are some videos about the Gigapixel jobs that I've done over the last decade or so.

    Fujitsu Celsius Workstations

    Fujitsu built an advertising campaign and case study around their workstations, and how they are used in the creation of my Gigapixel images.

    Wembley - FA Cup Final (2011, 2012, 2013)

    I created the world's first "Stadium Gigapixel" image. The panorama, shot at the 2012 FA Cup Final, was published in under 24 hours, and allowed the 90,000 attendees of the match to view and share themselves online. Within a week, over 20,000 out of the 90,000 visitors tagged themselves in this gigapixel image!

    BBC - The One Show

    I was at the top of the BT Tower for a week, hired by 360 Cities and BT to shoot the world's largest panoramic photo. BBC's The One Show decided to pop by and talk to us. They made this lovely little history of the BT Tower as well. Yes it is true, the BT Tower was in fact a secret building, even though it was the tallest building in London, it was never publicly acknowledged, it was illegal to photograph it, and it never appeared on a map until the year 1984. Isn't that strange?

    Asahi Shimbun News (Japan)

    I flew over Tokyo in a helicopter with Asahi Shimbun in 2014 in order to shoot some high resolution aerial 360º imagery of downtown Tokyo.

    Tokyo Tower Gigapixel Photo

    This 180 Gigapixel photo was the second-largest photo in the world at the time it was released. With 180 gigapixels in resolution, it is a photo that can be explored for weeks.

    Strahov Monastery Library, Prague

    This baroque library is one of the world's most stunning and beautiful libraries, and has appeared in a number of hollywood films. Experience the superhuman power of zooming in all the way to the smudged writing on books written 500 years ago.

    A tour of the strange and funny things found in the London 320 Gigapixel Panoramic Photo

    One of our fans made this great video exploring the 320 Gigapixel London Photo.

    BBC Click - Coverage of the London 320 Gigapixel World Record Panorama

    BBC Click came to the BT Tower while we were busy shooting this gigantic photo, and made this short video about us.

    Asahi Shimbun watches me shoot the Tokyo Tower Gigapixel

    The friendly folks from Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading newspaper, joined me at Tokyo Tower while I was shooting the Gigapixel image there.

    Wembley Gigapixel on a very, very large screen!

    Marcus Hartmann, at the Fujitsu Forum in Munich, shows off the Wembley Gigapixel on a massive array of 24 monitors.

    Interview on Czech TV (Ceska Televize) National News, 6 December 2018

    I was interviewed on the evening national news commentary show on Czech Television about the 400 Gigapixel Prague Skyline Photo.

  • articles

    The Guardian

    I was invited to write a short article in The Guardian about my experiences creating the Tokyo Tower Gigapixel photo.

    This photo got quite a lot of attention when we published it in 2013.

    WIRED UK Magazine

    "The finished Strahov library panorama, released Tuesday on Martin’s website, is a zoomable, high-resolution peek inside one of Prague’s most beautiful halls, a repository of rare books that is usually off-limits to tourists"

    Guinness Book of World Records

    My London 320 Gigapixel image won a Guinness World Record (and is also displayed in the 2014 book) for "World's Largest Panoramic Image".

    Boing Boing

    Cory from Boing Boing covers some of the more interesting activity from me and 360 Cities from time to time. Here is one article about the London 320 Gigapixel panorama.

    WIRED Magazine

    "It can't possibly zoom in any further, you'll think. Then: My God it does! Look a little bit longer and you might end up following the same arc as Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, starting as an idle voyeur and ending up as a sort of stationary detective, investigating rooftops, alleys, and people themselves for hidden intrigue." Read the article

  • How It Works

    Maybe you want to hire me to shoot a new gigapixel image. Or maybe you'd like to license an existing image, customized in a special way. I'm happy to talk to you about any of these options. Here is a brief summary of the process:

    1

    Contact me

    By Phone or email. I'm happy to hear about your project or campaign, and how I can help you. I've done many different types of small and large projects all over the world.

    2

    All the options

    From small quick shoots to world-record mega-projects, we'll give you a detailed breakdown of every option, with a schedule and price.

    Licensing of existing images is also available.

    3

    Scope of work and deliverables

    Together we nail down a detailed specification of what will be built, by whom, and when it will be delivered. If the project is big enough, this will include a very detailed scope of work, responsibility matrix, gantt chart, and so on.

    4

    Project Kickoff

    We start the project. This may or may not require initial scouting and preparation. Every project is tailored to the client's needs in scope and scale.

    5

    Post Production

    After shooting the required imagery, we then process the photos and prepare them for publishing online or printing. This process takes anywhere from 24 hours to a few months, depending on the requirements and scale of the project.

    6

    Image handover and final payment

    Final imagery is handed over to the client.

  • Contact

    Let's get started. Whether you're a big or small company, let's figure out how I can help.

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