OmniStill is an artistic concept developed in the Netherlands by Sandra van Selst (Photographer) and Thanassis Pliakis (Sound Designer, MPSE). The OmniStill images can be experienced exclusively on headphones.

A still that "moves"

(use headphones)


The concept set off originally by experimenting with elements that could increase the impact of human interest photos. The final form was unveiled to the public at the photo exposition "The Sound of Silence" which was held in the Netherlands in February 2020.

OmniStill comprises a static image accompanied by specially designed 3D sound. The music that is often involved is composed exclusively for the specific image and gets implemented in the soundtrack mostly in a diegetic manner. The strong friction that is created between the static image and the continuously developing sound is an invaluable key driver of the concept. What sets OmniStill further apart is that the sound enhances the perception of reality in such an accurate way that "being there" appears extremely solid. Result is that the engagement with the image is heightened dramatically as the observer inspired by the new "real" space builds up his own storytelling.
OmniStill images can be experienced exclusively on headphones via streaming either in physical space (exposition, residence, public space) or on pc and smartphone.

The OmniStill concept applies to photographers, artistic painters, galleries, museums as well as corporate businesses and advertising agencies.
Not all images are suitable for Omnistill processing. Nevertheless the range of choice remains quite generous from an engaging, expressive photo up to a beautiful master painting. "The Night-Watch"? Why not?

For more information please contact Sandra van Selst at

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