Canadian Pacific Railway - "Brewery"
This series of images was an absolute pleasure for us to photograph, as well as composite. We faced two main challenges: first, how to find interior spaces that featured long corridors in places you might not generally find them, and second, how to realistically composite railway tracks into those spaces.
Our first solution was to create those spaces by shooting numerous separate components, each while following the correct perspective. To accomplish this, we made up an acetate perspective guide that we taped to the screen on the back of our camera. It established a horizon and vanishing lines that we could follow when shooting the various elements. Some of those were then multiplied backwards to fill the space to the horizon.
Our solution to the second problem was to collect a couple of large bags of genuine, railway variety gravel, which we brought into the interior spaces and placed along the ground. This created an edge for the outdoor-photographed train tracks to blend into, tying the two spaces together visually. This image was featured in the 2017 Applied Arts photo annual for Digital Manipulation.