A web and design experiment to create a series of multi-layered 'web dioramas', each with a distinct feeling of depth and place.
Each scene uses original photography and features artfully situated text from Shakespeare sonnets.
- Website, photography and illustration by Ben Falchuk
- Parallax effect inspired by Amber Creative
- Responsive cards inspired by David Foliti
- Shakespeare via open source Shakespeare
- Pigeon images via publicdomainpictures.net
- Because the effect relies on mouse movement it is best viewed using a desktop browser. However,
when viewed on mobile a tilt-based effect substitutes. On mobile, turn your mobile to landscape, pinch to zoom-out
fully, then tilt to see the effect.
This experience is best on a desktop or laptop (on full-screen). It attempts to create a feeling of both immersion and place by combining several visual elements into 'web dioramas'.
Deliberately dreary suburban photography forms the base. Another layer toys with carefully aligned web typography, adding poetic
meaning to the imagery with words from Shakespeare sonnets, while yet another adds foreground. Finally, a parallax effect makes it feel as though the diorama has depth.
Surprisingly, most of the dreary imagery sources from the
bright, artistic, and relatively upscale 10960 Zip code.