GO ON A JOURNEY
’I want to show you who I see, I want to show you where I go. I’ve been filmed with a 360° camera so you will be able to access this virtual reality footage through our app. You will be able to scan the pictures and each picture will come alive. You will go on a journey, you will go to places, you will meet people and you will feel things, and I really believe you begin to understand what I am trying to say and do. I want to show you, and I want you to understand these people, and how important they are for you and me.’ - Jimmy Nelson
ABOUT THE COMPANION APP
To accompany Jimmy’s second book Homage to Humanity, Jimmy and his team created a 2019 Webby Award-winning mobile application; the Jimmy Nelson Companion App. It is a remarkable record of their journeys with immersive 360º films, behind-the-scenes footage, storytelling and more.
With this app, developed by Fonk, you will be able to scan every image within the book. Scanning the image will enable you to step into the world behind the image, through your smartphone or iPad. Jimmy himself combined with beautiful video material will guide you through breathtaking footage, but above all uncovers the beauty of day-to-day life from all over the world. Scanning at least one-third of a chapter will reward you with access to the virtual gallery where you can watch 360º film all around you by moving your device. For the ultimate VR experience, you can place your smartphone in the Jimmy Nelson VR glasses provided with the book. It’s as if you are really there, discovering the world!
BEYOND THE BOOK
The Companion App goes beyond the book: it will recognize every Jimmy Nelson picture of Homage to Humanity, so every picture you come across is scannable; on social media, exhibitions, magazines, websites and so on. So even without the book, if you download the app, you’ll be transported from the stunning Sarchop in the Himalayas of Bhutan, to the icy Tundra in the north of Siberia.