This photograph by Jimmay Bones, titled “Eye of the City“, shows a mirrored cityscape of New York City. It’s neat how the Empire State Building is connected to itself, transformed into a giant pillar holding up the “sky”. The photo reminds us of Simon Gardiner’s vortograph of the Champs-Élysées that we shared recently.
You can find a higher-res version of this image here.
Eye of the City (via WE AND THE COLOR)
Image credit: Photograph by Jimmay Bones and used with permission
A ‘vortograph’ is a photo taken using a triangular arrangement of three mirrors. The process was invented back in 1917 by an American photographer named Alvin Langdon Coburn. Photographer Simon Gardiner decided to try his hand at vortography, and created this beautiful Inception-esque photograph of the Champs-Élysées in Paris [using Photoshop].
From the sky down (via Colossal)
Update: As was pointed out by keen eyed PP readers, Gardiner actually relied on Photoshop for the effect seen in this example. We’ve updated the post to reflect this fact.
Image credit: Photograph by Simon Gardiner and used with permission