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Amazing Close-Ups Transform Buildings Around The World Into Geometric Illusions
By Valerie Chang, 16 Jun 2015
Photographer Roland Fischer’s visuals of architecture stand out for their interesting perspectives and framing.
Unlike the usual images of buildings, his close-up shots transform these urban structures into an optical illusion of sorts, featuring geometric shapes and lines.
Fischer first started these snaps while in Shanghai, 15 years ago. He has since expanded the series—titled ‘Façades’—to include architecture from his travels around the world.
He told Slate in an email, “I noticed all these new buildings mushrooming everywhere, giving the impression that they could as well be from any other major town in the world. I thought that this was a new urban visual experience, a consequence naturally of the then still new process of globalization.”
He added, “I realized that the resulting images had a very strong abstract quality and therefore developed into—as I see it—an interesting phenomenon connected with the medium of photography. They are still representational but at the same time they also work as abstract images without any needed reference.”
Fischer also did not do any digital alterations to the buildings or the color of the photos, as he did not want to “corrupt” the architecture.
Scroll down to view our selection of the images below and head on over here for more, or grab his book if you can’t get enough of the interesting visuals.
Iglesias, Mexico City
[via Slate, images via Roland Fischer]
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