In his Alternative Perspectives series, photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin creates surreal images of the world around him. He has figured out ways to distort a normal landscape into a magnificent swirl of circular patterns. The foundation of the landscape is always visible but he takes up to one hundred pictures to build the final, distorted scenes.
As the patterns shift and merge together, I am somewhat reminded of looking through a kaleidoscope. When speaking about his photography, Slavin states, “I developed a technique that could realize my desire to turn the real into the surreal. The result is something rebellious, beautiful, and provocative. My Alternate Perspectives series is a collection of the works culled from these photographic explorations.”
I love the mystery involved in each scene. The viewer can find intrigue not only in the final product, but also in the process itself. Slavin takes the everyday landscape and turns it into a magical experience.
|"Empire State" by American photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin, who makes us view the world in another light. In his Alternate Perspective series he can take up to a hundred pictures of a scene to build up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.|
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Top image: 360o landscape image from Randy Scott Slavin Alternative Perspectives
All pictures: Randy Scott Slavin/Rex Features
1. Alternate Perspectives: Surreal landscape photography by Randy Scott Slavin
2. Randy Scott Slavin Alternative Perspectives
3. 100 Photos Merge to Form Swirling 360-Degree Landscapes (introductory text source)