A ball and festive activities which will be held at the “Legion of Honor” (San Francisco) needed an illustration for their invitation.
I got this photograph to work with:
 

 
… and thought immediately of integrated spheres.
and it is amazing what you can do with a single photograph once you have placed a 3D-camera at the exact spot of the original camera.
also lightning and reflections is based on a “360° iPhone” image from the location (have a closer look at the bigger grey sphere for example.
 

 
the client loved the outcome and asked: “could you also make an animation for us with the spheres?” … my answer was: “of course and I’d love to!”