Huffpost Technology

We See Every Hair, Wrinkle And Pore On The Faces In These Absurdly High-Def Photos

Posted: Updated:

We hope you're ready for your closeup, because this camera is going to get really, really close up.

Swiss photographer Daniel Boschung uses an industrial robot with a mounted camera to take hundreds of macro photos of subjects for his series "Face Cartography." He then combines them to form a single-shot composite containing 900 million pixels. The resulting images are beautifully detailed, often emotionless and fascinating to behold, mostly because viewers can zoom in to see every pore or wrinkle in excruciating detail.

"The result is hyper realistic," Boschung writes in a statement on his website. "A stubble turns into a trunk, a wrinkle into a canyon, the nostril into a cavern."

How detailed are we talking? Well, meet Andre.

andre 1

On Boschung's website, you can zoom in on Andre's face.

andre 2


andre 3


andre 4


You can view more of the photographer's subjects for the project at his website. Then check out the video to see how his process works. Head over to his website to see his complete collection and process.

All images courtesy Daniel Bochsung /

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

See how a robot captures human faces in excruciating detail | The ...

daniel boschung shoots 900 megapixel portraits for face cartography

Panasonic Lumix G1 GH1 Remote Shutter Release Circuit - Robot ...

Photoforward | Swiss Photographer Uses Industrial Robot to Create ...

'Face Cartography' Captures Portraits at a Whopping 900 Megapixels

daniel boschung shoots 900 megapixel portraits

From Our Partners