Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

Richard Silver spent almost seven years and 35 thousand dollars to create this stunning portrait of our planet. During this time, he traveled 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 toy-like. Thus, the Eiffel Tower or Machu Picchu seem to be reduced copies of real buildings.

(32 photos in total)

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

Narrated by Richard Silver: "In this photo series, you travel with me.

Most people are able to recognize the places I photograph. When they look at my work and smiles appear on their faces, it means that seven years have not been spent in vain.

Some people don't believe me even when I say it's a real photo with real people. The most frequent question I am asked is: "Is this a model or a real building?". You won't believe it, but sometimes it's quite difficult to prove that I photographed not a smaller copy of, say, the pyramids of Giza."

Richard's work is on permanent display at the Lagrange Gallery in the USA.

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

1. Pyramids of Giza

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

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Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

3. Taj Mahal

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

4. Mayan Pyramids in Chechnya

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

5. Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

6. Stonehenge, Britain

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

7. The White House, America

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

8. Colorful houses of Reykjavik, Iceland

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

9. Teotihuacan, Mexico

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

10. Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

11. Statue of Christ the Savior in Rio, Brazil

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

12. Stone figures of Easter Island

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

13. Acropolis, Greece

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

14. The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

15. Machu Picchu, Peru

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

16. World Trade Center, USA

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

17. Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

18. Artificial archipelago Palm Island in Dubai, UAE

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

19. Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

20. The Great Wall of China, China

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

21. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

22. Boddnath Stupa, Nepal

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

23. Parliament Building in London, United Kingdom

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

24. Petra is a city carved in the rocks. Jordan

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

25. City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

26. The streets of Tokyo, famous for busy traffic and tall buildings. Japan

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

27. Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province. Vietnam

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

28. Beaches on the Hawaiian Islands

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

29. Street in Korea

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

30. Tower Bridge in London, United Kingdom

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

31. Balloons at one of the festivals

Richard Silver: the sights of the world in an unusual focus

32. Windmills on the Greek island of Mykonos

Keywords: Tilt-shift | Sights | Angle | Focus

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