In choosing rooms, Aden is first drawn to colors and interior elements, then grids and symmetry that might make it work as a composite. A practice shoot, using a wide-angle lens on his tripod-mounted camera, helps him to visualize the whole; then he starts the more extensive shoot, often with help from an assistant. Using a monopod—or, in high-ceilinged spaces, a tripod with a boom arm—he moves the camera around the room following ceiling gridlines and uses a remote trigger to fire. He composites the final image, made from slices of about 150 photos, on his computer. The process can take from 6 to 30 days.