In our Lytro review, we mentioned seeing a preview of an upcoming mode that allows you to manipulate the perspective of a photo after the fact, using 3D data captured by the camera's unique sensor. While the Lytro won't be widely available for a while, you may already have technology with the potential for similar functionality under your TV stand in the shape of Microsoft's Kinect. James George and Alexander Porter have exploited this in a series of CCTV-inspired images, using custom software to combine the Kinect sensor's depth information with images from a Canon 5D. The results are striking — George and Porter took candid photographs of passengers on the New York City subway, once intended to have a high-tech surveillance system of its own, and the images impart the eerie idea that we never quite fully know who (or what) is watching us.
Kinect and Canon 5D combine for candid 3D imagery
James George and Alexander Porter have collaborated on a series of CCTV-inspired candid photographs, using custom software to combine the Kinect sensor's depth information with images from a Canon 5D.