360 VR Documentary

A few years ago I started to document the Burleigh Pottery Factory in Middleport, Stoke on Trent. The site had barely changed since it was opened in 1889. Initially I shot it straight, taking still images. Whilst the pictures worked well enough, I didn’t think that I was really capturing the full atmosphere of this unique workplace. It was like stepping back in time.

At the same time I was commissioned to create Virtual Tour for a website. As soon as I started taking pictures, I knew this technique would work well for documenting the factory.

Use your mouse or touchscreen to navigate around the images. Click on the black arrows within the scenes to move into other rooms. For the best experience use VR Googles to explore the Factory. Here is a direct link to the tour www.martinshakeshaft.com/vbtour/tour.html