Photo-collage by German artist Volker Hermes.
City Band by portrait artist Chris LaPorte from Michigan is a 4m x 8m hand-drawn piece created over 1200 hours using more than a hundred 2H pencils.
Despite how it appears, this is no mere photo realistic copy of a photograph. The 1:540 scale means that the quality of the original image was so low-res in relation to the canvas that LaPorte had to invent or extrapolate the vast majority of the detail.
Filmmaker Mary Matthews sez:
City Band took a year to create and is inspired by a photograph of Chris’ grandfather’s 1926 high school marching band in Bay City, Michigan. City Band is not a copy of a photograph but an original composition, with an original environment and original figure postures and positions. Drawn in a series of panels on the wall, no projection of any kind was used in its creation.