The Lion City Project (2013 - current)
When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. Loutit's Lion City project explores long term filming, to reveal changes that are invisible in our daily travels. Since 2013, Loutit has travelled the country, returning to film the same locations. The result is a constantly evolving picture of a city changing on a timescale that would otherwise remain unseen.
Now 6 years into a decades long documentation of the Singapore City's changing Skyline, Loutit partners with Architects, Property Developers and Government Organisations on multi-year site documentation projects - building the world's first comprehensive picture of a city changing around us.
My Modern Met - A Million Photos Were Used to Create This Dazzling Three-Year Time-Lapse of Singapore
Retouchist - This Filmmaker Just Out Time-Lapsed Everyone
The Straits Times - Time-lapse video by Singapore-based artist captures 3 years of change in the city's landscape
Channel News Asia - Australian filmmaker captures Singapore’s changes over 3 years
No Film School - This Amazing Timelapse of Singapore Took 3 Years to Shoot
Resource Magazine - KEITH LOUTIT’S PLAN FOR TILT SHIFT TIME-LAPSE OF ENTIRE CITIES HAS CHANGED COURSE
Small World's Project (2008 - 2014)
in 2008, Sydney photographer and filmmaker Keith Loutit attracted an internet and media sensation, following the release of his 'Bathtub' series of short films, that transformed both iconic and familiar Sydney scenes into miniature wonderlands. Building on tilt shift photographic techniques, Loutit was the first to recognise how time and focus combine to support the powerful illusion of miniaturisation in film. In his scaled down and sped up realities, real world subjects become their miniature counterparts. Boats bob like toys in a bathtub, cars race like slot-cars, and crowds march as toy armies.
The Small World’s Project documented the world's great cities, landscapes and monuments of the ancient world in miniature. Through Loutit's lens the world seems simple and uncomplicated, the differences between people are reduced, and obstacles seem easily overcome. We see cities being built, the world's great events, and daily life all in Loutit's trademark style of miniaturisation.
Keith Loutit live at the Guggenheim
Picture Correct - Tiltshift Timelapse of Singapore: THE LION CITY
Huffington Post - ‘The Sound Of Samba’: Rio’s Carnival In Tilt-Shift Miniature
International Business Times - ‘City of Samba’: Rio Carnival in Tilt-Shift Miniature
The Washington Post - Carnival in miniature
The Inspiration Room - Hulkamania Square Dance
Paris Match - Les miniatures réelles de Keith Loutit
Neatorama - Bathtub IV