Wednesday 26 September 2012

The iDyssey

Last Spring Stefano De Luigi set out to retrace the Mediterranean voyage of Homer’s Odysseus. The photographer chose to capture the journey via Hipstamatic images and video footage shot using an iPhone. Along the way he also captured the sounds and voices of people he met along the way.

It's an excellent project and a very significant use of the iPhone to retell an epic story. Increasingly we are all trying to tell our stories through the variety of digital tools currently available.  I'd like to think that Odysseus would have used an Instagram account to document his adventures had he started on his epic voyage now.

The New Yorker article can be found HERE. Stefano has also uploaded some video footage to YouTube. There is no English translation but it makes interesting viewing nonetheless. The YouTube footage can be found here.