Nokia Camera Sculpture Freezes New York City Moments In Time


30,000 images stitched together showcase NYC life with Matrix-style slo-mo photography.

Ross Brooks
  • 23 may 2014

To showcase the Lumia 1020’s 41-Megapixel camera, filmmaker Paul Trillo teamed up with Nokia to put together a video that showcases New York city in “bullet-time,” just like in The Matrix. Using a 300-pound contraption made up of 50 smartphones, more than 30,000 images were captured across Manhattan, including areas such as Union Square, Allen St and Central Park West.

Known as the “Multi Lumia Arc of Wonder,” the team used a Microsoft Surface tablet to control the shoot, along with a special app which was designed specifically for the Windows 8 mobile platform. The rig was able to capture a wide variety of “Living Moments” throughout the city, many of which were stitched together for the final video.


“The Multi Lumia Arc of Wonder combines smart technology to demonstrate the power of Lumia imaging, and the results are stunning” said Costas Syrmos, head of the Nokia’s creative lab.

As you already know, the video was made to showcase the smartphone’s PureView camera, which includes features such as a 41-Megapixel sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation, Xenon Flash for still images, and 1080p video recording. The result is a unique collection of situations that would probably only find in New York, just be warned that the video might make you dizzy because of the way it’s filmed.

Here’s another video that shows you what was required to put the project together, along with how the team moved the 300-pound rig from place to place.


[h/t] PetaPixel

Images by Nokia

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