Artist Challenges How We See Flat Surfaces In These Mind-Bending Images

Absolutely stunning.

In his photo series, Flatland II, photographer Aydın Büyüktaş bends flat landscapes into surreal, surprising works of art. 

Büyüktaş tells A Plus in an email that oftentimes, our attention isn't drawn to the places where we live. As an artist, he gives them another dimension "where the perceptions that generally [cross] our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise." He says that he's inspired by books like Edwin Abbat's Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions and Hyperspace by Michio Kaku.

To create Flatland, Büyüktaş photographs with a drone and then blends the images together, according to Bored Panda. Büyüktaş says he searches for locations via Google Earth or stumbles upon them by chance. It then takes about two months to combine between 18 and 20 photographs together to make one collage. 

In one resulting image, Büyüktaş alters an American football field so that it appears to bend straight down from the sky, thus challenging how we view its surface.

Photo courtesy of Aydın Büyüktaş
Photo courtesy of Aydın Büyüktaş

Büyüktaş' series also features images of a desert railroad, an empty car park, a cemetery, and a cow farm, among others. 

Check out Büyüktaş' work below and find more on his website, Instagram, Facebook, or at his two exhibitions in Toronto. 

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Photo courtesy of Aydın Büyüktaş
Photo courtesy of Aydın Büyüktaş

(H/T: Bored Panda)