The Tiny Apple! Photographer shrinks New York City's landmarks down to doll sized proportions using camera trickery

New York City makes all who live there and visit feel small, but photographer Richard Silver has found a way to make denizens of the city that never sleeps seem even smaller.
Using a signature style of using a photo-processing method called tilt-shift, Silver has miniaturized famous New York landmarks and crowds of people.
From verdant central park to new additions like the 9/11 Memorial, the artist has a fascinating way of turning the Big Apple into the Tiny Apple
5th Avenue: Photographer Richard Silver uses his signature 'tilt shift' method to look down the island of Manhattan
5th Avenue: Photographer Richard Silver uses his signature 'tilt shift' method to look down the island of Manhattan
WTC: The World Trade Center shimmers in surreal sunshine as tiny onlookers remember the tragedy
WTC: The World Trade Center shimmers in surreal sunshine as tiny onlookers remember the tragedy
Verrazzano Bridge: Staten Island connects to Brooklyn at sunset as miniscule ships glide across the shimmering water
Verrazzano Bridge: Staten Island connects to Brooklyn at sunset as miniscule ships glide across the shimmering water

US Open: Nosebleed seats lose all meaning when the stadium is shrunken along with its occupant
US Open: Nosebleed seats lose all meaning when the stadium is shrunken along with its occupant
South Street Seaport: The southern tip of Manhattan seen in tiny form
South Street Seaport: The southern tip of Manhattan seen in tiny form
My goal is to miniaturize the world by "tilt-shifting" every place I travel to,' says Silver.

Another project saw the wonders of the world, like the Great Pyramids, shrunken by his method.
'My goal is to give the viewer a new way of seeing themselves,' he writes on his website.
NY Soccer: The soccer field on New York's Hudson River, tilt-shifted, with a mini Manhattan in the distance
NY Soccer: The soccer field on New York's Hudson River, tilt-shifted, with a mini Manhattan in the distance
New York Marathon: Tiny runners make their way through the five boroughs
New York Marathon: Tiny runners make their way through the five boroughs
'Richard is constantly striving for unique ways of looking at the everyday world,' reads his bio. 'Set out on a course to explore the entire planet through the lens of his camera he brings us a world seen anew.'
His documentation of New York brings the Brooklyn native back to the city that raised him.
He was called Manhattan home for 20 years.
Ellis Island: The spot that once welcomed millions to America still sits open armed on the water, just tilt-shifted
Ellis Island: The spot that once welcomed millions to America still sits open armed on the water, just tilt-shifted
Colmubus Circle: The bustling and grandiose entrance to Central Park slows considerably when tilt-shifted
Colmubus Circle: The bustling and grandiose entrance to Central Park slows considerably when tilt-shifted
'Most people are able to recognise the places that I photograph,' he said.
'When they recognise the location the smile that seeing my pictures brings to their faces makes all of my work worth doing.
'My favourite question is 'is that a model or is that real?'
Richard's work is on permanent display at the LaGrange Gallery, Georgia.
Brooklyn Bridge: The famous span looks like a child's toy in this view
Brooklyn Bridge: The famous span looks like a child's toy in this view
Battery Park City: The southern end of Manhattan becomes a toy world
Battery Park City: The southern end of Manhattan becomes a toy world
The Tiny Apple! Photographer shrinks New York City's landmarks down to doll sized proportions using camera trickery The Tiny Apple! Photographer shrinks New York City's landmarks down to doll sized proportions using camera trickery Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:47 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.