INFOGRAPHICS BY JUKKA PYLVÄS
Jukka Pylväs makes infographics utilising technique using scale models. We asked Jukka to tell us little about this technique.
“It’s a sort of a low tech trick illustration. I like illustrations with perspective, three dimensional features and shades, just like in real life. I still don’t want to use 3D programming because of the artificial feeling they create. I prefer a handcrafted way of doing things, which often translates into quality, as well. Often I’m also required to to do illustrations which are informative and journalistic in their content, which is why I have used the technique in infographics.
I take photographs of small settings which I have composed. The backdrop, the blueprint and the objects are graphically clear. The objects have been made by wrapping suitable wooden objects into mapped graphics. That way, I’m able to take pictures from the air without a helicopter. I can shoot an ocean liner in my living room in the setting and lighting I wish, should the need arise. The crux here is similar to vintage film techniques for trick photos. The pictures appearing like they were taken from air have this certain kind of a Hollywood-esque feeling to them.
The process has many phases and it requires a lot of delicate craftsmanship. It’s a nice change for drawing, which is just essentially sitting at one spot. The end result is an illusion of reality, in which objects have been simplified in a funny way.”
See more Jukka’s illustrations here.