Thursday, January 28, 2016

Photography: Flatland

Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş distorts the streets of Istanbul into surreal cityscapes. The warped images were inspired by Edwin A. Abbott’s satirical novella “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.”

For the project, Büyüktaş virtually folded the city of Istanbul in on itself, transforming famed historical landmarks such as Sultanahmet Square, the Grand Bazaar, and Maltepe Stadium into visually warped collages that resemble scenes out of Inception.  Entire city blocks double back on themselves with city streets and sights stretching into the sky. The photos were captured via drones before being transformed by 3D software into surreal Escher-esque landscapes.

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