For those who are old enough to remember, Sesame Street said it best. In a lesson song entitled “That’s About The Size,” the lyrics extolled the virtues of being able to see things from different angles. Basically an instructional sing-a-long about looking at life from all angles, it remains one of the PBS series most memorable. Here’s a sample: “The big becomes the little/ when you see it back a bit/ the huge becomes the dinky/ which is just the opposite/” – and as the song continues on, the overall theme becomes clear. It’s how you see something, also known as perspective, which creates the lasting impression in our head.
Take the work of Turkish graphic designer and photographer Aydın Büyüktaş. Using drones, he captures gorgeous overhead landscapes, which he then turns surreal by using a ‘declining’ effect via digital manipulation. His latest portfolio centers on America – it’s highways and byways, farm lands and suburbs, and as the gallery below indicates, the results are astonishing. Büyüktaş definitely brings a different perspective to his work, and his unusual viewpoint takes some getting used to. Once you understand it, however, the goal is obvious. So is the artistic beauty. Check it out.
We’ve Been Working On The Railroad
Home On The Range
The Long And Winding Road
A Bridge Too Far
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