Surrealism is often seen as more of an painter’s style rather than a photographer’s. Randy Scott Slavin turns that concept on it’s head with his unique, surrealistic style of extreme panoramic photography.
In his project alternate perspective, he shoots hundreds of images of one location in order to stitch them all together in one large 360 degree image. Randy finds the actual shooting of the images the easiest part, the most difficult part is finding locations that will work for his unique photographs. Such locations include places as diverse as Downtown Manhattan, the giant redwood trees of the Big Sur in California and the Florida Everglades. One of the most important apsects of his images is the light and Randy may spend many hours or even days waiting for that perfect moment to shoot. Take a look at these incredible results:
The final images are a strange mixture of the easily identifiable, warped into something the mind and the eye finds difficult to comprehend, creating an uneasy tension and yet at the same time strangely compelling.
There is an instructional eBook with some tutorials on how to do these spherical panoramas, the new version can be found here: Trick Photography 2.0
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