About the Photographer
I'm a retired software engineer who got into panoramic photography by hacking a desktop document scanner into a rotating slit camera. I eventually built 5 scancams. They made amazing pictures, but had some severe technical limitations that finally led me to conventional cameras and stitching software. Now I have come to consider myself a photographer as much as an engineer.
My main goal as a photographer is to print very wide angle views that don't look "wide-angle" or "distorted". To that end I have developed software, based on the practice of 18th century view painter Gian Paolo Panini, to render wide scenes in a condensed perspective which often looks very natural, compared to the commonly used rectilinear or cylindrical projections. And I am exploring ways to build convincing multi-perspective images out of photos taken from different positions.