Webcam Arts were created to visualize the result of my experience
and communication through the Internet. On the web, many interesting
web cameras are set around world and some of them have controllers
to pan around and zoom on the browser. We can see a lot of scenery
and people from web cameras. Almost all of the cameras send small
and poor quality images to us. We can feel, however, beauty from
the image by a stretch of the imagination. This imagination motivated
me to create pieces from web cameras. That's why I might
be called a net-travel painter.
If I were a "real" travel painter, people
around me would stop to look at my paintings and talk about them.
To know how the web-cam owners feel about my works, I showed them
my pieces and asked them to send back some comments about my work.
I record their comments. If a webcam owner wants a copy of the work,
a poster-sized copy is sent.
I used original rendering software SIC (Synergistic Image Creator)
to create Webcam Art. SIC can enlarge the work in any scale. Sapporo
was created from a web camera set at northern island in Japan. A Japanese
recorded comment was, "A live camera sends just photo pictures,
so I think we never stop the time in a web camera. However, it is
a good idea to make a CG from a web camera, because the scenery created
by CG convey the different feeling and atmosphere and make appreciators
have desire to know real scenery; Dosanko site web camera administrator.