‘Buildings Made of Sky’ Photo Series Turns Architecture Photography on Its Head


Sometimes, all that’s required to take a standard photo and turn it into something special and unique is to flip your camera upside down. That’s what artist Peter Wegner did for his Buildings Made of Sky series, which features ‘skyscrapers’ outlined by the New York City streets when you flip your perspective.

Wegner is a successful artist with a Yale education and permanent collections in museums like the New York Museum of Modern and the Guggenheim (among others). His work focuses on ‘the intersection of of art and architecture,’ and so it only makes sense that he would be the one to notice the literal skyscrapers emerging out of New York’s concrete jungle.

Here’s a selection of the photos from the series:











To see more of Wegner’s work, be sure to head over to his website by clicking here. And if you’d like to learn a bit about how Wegner draws his inspiration ‘literally out of nothing,’ check out his TEDx talk below:

(via Fubiz)

  • Michael Palmer

    Seriously? Did April Fools day come early?

  • Reagan D Pufall

    When I was in LA a few months back they had a large number of these on display in the Ghetty. Worth going and checking them out if they’re still there.

  • Ben

    Interesting idea, but it could probably be pushed a lot further. I’m pretty sure every kid has done a handstand and realized how weird and different the world looks when flipped upside down. If the photographer had captured that sense of whimsical disorientation, these could have been really good.

  • Michael Palmer

    My comment was deleted then?

  • Nicholas Hrycun

    I was waiting for the negative comment about the negative space.

  • DLCade

    We never received a comment from you Michael :) Feel free to repost, it might have been a Disqus issue.

  • Cynical Bloke

    Petapixel you should display these is in a similar way to his website, on here like this they look like a bunch of the same bad snapshot. On there it looks like art.

  • Ben

    Haha :P Rereading my comment, it does seem a bit negative. I actually thought these were quite inspiring, just a little underdeveloped.

  • Michael Palmer

    Weird. I was being a tad rude, so figured that maybe….

    I just asked if these were perhaps some kind of April Fools joke come early?

  • harumph

    It looks like they were meant to be displayed as a grid. You’re right, they just look like bad snapshots individually, but they look cool as a grid.

  • Guest4815162342

    I agree with you. Seeing them as a grid add much more impact than scrolling through the single shot. Very cool indeed.