Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focusPictolic
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Richard Silver spent almost seven years and 35 thousand dollars to create this stunning portrait of our planet. During this time, he went on trips many times and visited most of the places that are considered mandatory among tourists around the world. These are the legendary Greek Acropolis and the stone heads of Easter Island, the famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the Parliament Building in London.
Despite the fact that there are a lot of photos of world-famous attractions, Richard managed to present a completely new look at them. Thanks to the tilt-shift photo processing method, the emphasis shifts towards the viewer, and the buildings seem like toys. Thus, the Eiffel Tower or Machu Picchu seem to be reduced copies of real buildings.
Narrated by Richard Silver: "In this photo series, you are traveling with me.
Most people are able to recognize the places that I photograph. When they look at my work, and smiles appear on their faces, it means that seven years were not spent in vain.
Some people don't believe me, even when I say that this is a real photo with real people. The most common question that I am asked is: "Is this a model or a real building?". You will not believe it, but sometimes it is quite difficult to prove that I did not photograph a smaller copy of, say, the pyramids of Giza."
Richard's work is on permanent display at the Lagrange Gallery in the USA.
Pyramids of Giza
Mayan Pyramids in Chechen-Itza
Atlas Mountains in Morocco
White House, America
Colorful houses of Reykjavik, Iceland
Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA
Statue of Christ the Savior in Rio, Brazil
Stone figures of Easter Island
The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel
Machu Picchu, Peru
World Trade Center, USA
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Artificial archipelago Palm Island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Great Wall of China, China
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Boddnath Stupa, Nepal
The Parliament Building in London, United Kingdom
Petra is a city carved into the rocks. Jordan
City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain
The streets of Tokyo, known for busy traffic and tall buildings. Japan
Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province. Vietnam
Beaches on the Hawaiian Islands
Street B Korea
Tower Bridge in London, United Kingdom
Balloons at one of the festivals
Windmills on the Greek island of Mykonos