Sony recently teamed up with Brazilian visual artist Rafael Mantesso to help showcase the upcoming Xperia X smartphone. Armed with the phone, Mantesso explored the beautiful city of Barcelona accompanied by six furry friends. Mantesso captures photos and blends these with his own illustrations, this inspiration started around three years ago when pictures of his English Bull Terrier called Jimmy Choo went viral following his divorce.
One of the new Xperia X features demoed in the video below is Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which Mantesso used to help keep his dogs in focus whilst running around. “It can be extremely challenging capturing photos of one animal, let alone six, but I was really surprised at how easy it was to get great shots of the dogs, even as they wriggled about and refused to sit still! The autofocus on Xperia X anticipated their movement and meant the images always came out without any blur,” said Rafael. Check out some of his Xperia X images below.