Landis & Gyr Foundation (Switzerland).
My research looks at the changing techno-scape of photography we are witnessing at the present moment and tries to contribute to the raising voices arguing for a necessity to revisit classical canons in photography theory in order to be able to think about photography taking into account the new practices. I am focusing on a particular technology of photogrammetry that, with the methods of computer vision called "structure from motion," turns the familiar two dimensional surface of photography into a source for building a three dimensional model of the photographed object.
The focus of this study in particular are the techniques that transform the familiar two dimensional surface of the photo in a three-dimensional model, projected with the aim of the computer vision method named "structure from motion".
What I will argue is that this transformation turns the entire ontology of photography (as analogon with indexical nature towards reality) upside down. In the process of photogrammetric modelling a new three-dimensional virtual object appears from a mass of photographs made from all possible perspectives towards the specific object of interest.