January 16, 2013

Looking Up: Photos by Brent Townshend








Looking Up: Photos by Brent Townshend

A series of photos using image processing techniques to capture an all-encompassing field of view.
I was photographing in Paris, exploring my interest in architecture when I became fascinated by the outlines of the tops of the buildings against the sky. They formed shapes and contours that I had missed all the other times I had passed by the same places. Not only do we seldom look up, but it is also difficult to see in many directions at the same time. In time came a more profound realization–that in general a photograph can break many of the limits of human visualization of the world. By looking upward and taking in a wider view, the scene changes radically from what we normally experience. As I started capturing these images, momentum built. I kept being surprised that I could create an equally true image of a scene that was radically different from the one you see with your eyes at the same spot.