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Photographer Timur Zhansultanov Shoots Creative Point-of-View Photos of His Life

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Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that end up leaving an impression on people and inspiring them. Case in point: Astana, Kazakhstan-based photographer Timur Zhansultanov has created a project he’s called “In My Own Eyes“, which features pictures of himself from — well — his own eyes in the past two-or-so years.

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It’s a creative set, featuring images of him skateboarding, eating, working, and much more. According to Zhansultanov, he originally wanted to shoot many more of these images, but it became annoying over time. He apparently has many more ideas that he’ll eventually follow up on, according to a short description on his gallery page.

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It’s unclear what Zhansultanov’s method was for capturing these images, though according to EXIF data data for several of the images we looked up, he’s using a Canon 550D (better known as the T2i in the United States), which is certainly a bulky camera to have strapped to one’s head. His images are shot at a 10mm focal length, and given he’s shooting with the 550D’s crop factor of 1.6x, this works out to be 16mm, which very reasonably reflects the field of view for a pair of human eyes.

For more of Timur Zhansultanov’s work, take a look at his website.

(via Design You Trust and Behance)


Image credit: Photographs by Timur Zhansultanov


 
 
  • http://www.thomaslawn.net/ Thomas Lawn

    That last picture is pretty intense, once you notice the AK sitting in the center console!

  • http://www.observingtime.com/ agour

    haha didn’t see that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.madore.3 Jeremy Madore

    Same!

  • SpaceMan

    First reaction at seeing the title: “narcissist alert”. Reaction after seeing pictures “hey this is pretty cool”

  • Anthony

    Whoa. Thought this was gonna be dumb, turned out to be quite interesting. Good work.

  • Jake

    If you guys like this, get ready for Google Glass to hit the mainstream, when you’ll be seeing more “projects” like this than you can handle. Not that some of the shots here aren’t pretty cool, but it’s only a matter of time before this style goes the way of the overused Instagram filters and banal food pictures.

  • Макс

    OOo,…Astana!

  • danlovesayu hamasaki

    I am sure he has more “collections”…….which aren’t meant for our eyes!

  • no_name

    He lives a cool life.

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  • DafOwen

    “It’s unclear what Zhansultanov’s method was for capturing these images”

    … please tell me you’ve asked for permission to post these!

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    The photos are all CC licensed :)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    The photos are all CC licensed :)

  • TomDelay

    Is it mandatory he awkwardly gestures with his hands in most of the photos? We get it you’r not taking the photo with your hands!