A fascinating perspective

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The artistic “Flatland” photographs by the Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktas appear like a surreal dream, where the world tilts towards the viewer and the boundaries of human perception seem to have been removed in a marvellous way. A great variety of different landscapes, roads, fields and bridges roll up to create a new dimension from which viewers cannot detach themselves.

Photography of a railroad in a desert in an unusual perspective
Desert Railroad © Aydın Büyüktas
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The Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktas was inspired by the more-than-a-century-old mathematical satire “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” by Edwin Abbott, which deals with the inhabitants from various dimensional worlds. He used drones to take his photographs. These were subsequently edited by an elaborate process, since every one of Büyüktas‘ photographs is made up of 18 to 20 pictures, each taken from a different perspective.

Photography of a cow farm in an unusual perspective
Cow Farm © Aydın Büyüktas

Aydın Büyüktas was born in 1972 in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. After moving to Istanbul in 2000, he worked for various film and video production companies. At the same time, he continued his education in the areas of visual effects, 3D animation and video production, and discovered his passion for photography. To expand his skills and knowledge still further, he decided in 2012 to study photography at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, his chosen place of residence.

Photography of an empty car park in an unusual perspective
Empty Car Park © Aydın Büyüktas
Photography of a farm with bales in an unusual perspective
Farm with Bales © Aydın Büyüktas
Photography of the New Mosque in an unusual perspective
New Mosque © Aydın Büyüktas
Photography of a quarry in an unusual perspective
Quarry © Aydın Büyüktas
Photography of the Esenles Bus Station in an unusual perspective
Esenles Bus Station © Aydın Büyüktas
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