Flatland is a project created by the Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş. These images resemble scenes from the hit movie Inception, where the city seamlessly curves upward into the sky. Each image takes months of planning, and because of the complex scenery, Aydin must constantly reshoot locations in order to get the perfect alignment.
Before a shoot even begins, Büyüktaş creates a 3D replica of the city within a 3D software. This model is what he uses to plan each individual image he will need in order to complete the composite. Because of the complexity, he can’t always shoot a scene on a single day and must constantly revisit an area. Due to weather issues, birds attacking his drone, and permit restrictions, it can take a long time just to gather all the required images. Once the images are gathered, Büyüktaş will spend multiple days aligning and editing images until they are perfect.
Although these images have an Inception feel to them, they are actually inspired by a book from Edwin Abbat. Below is a quote that explains the thought process behind these images.
Inspired by the book of Edwin Abbat “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”, Aydın Büyüktaş created his series called “Flatland,” in which he sets the foundations of a dimension where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises. We live in places that most of the times don’t draw our attention, places that transform our memories, places that the artist gives another dimension; where the perceptions that generally crosses our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise. These works aim to leave the viewer alone with a surprising visually ironic as well, multidimensional romantic point of view.
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