On a journey back and forth across America that took him about 10,000 miles, Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktas snapped interesting photographs of roads, train tracks, and bridges. Because he shot the pictures from his drone, he was able to get a 3D view on them. Instead of just straight on, Aydın Büyüktas was able to manipulate the images so they produced a stomach-churning effect.
Not designed for the faint-hearted or easily queasy, Aydın Büyüktas’s radical photography is dizzying and spectacular. Check them out below!
From a train station in Texas, the Turkish artist lifted his drone up over the large field and took images of the stationary trains.
Another image shows a desert road in Arizona stretching out into the horizon as it bends at an unnatural angle upwards.
The artist told MailOnline that he spent two months planning for the incredible American trip. From his computer and with access to Google Earth, he plotted exactly where in the country, he would find this mind-bending images.
And after returning to Turkey with all the footage and film, he used computer image editing technology to give these stationary shots a curved appearance. It is like looking at something that is going up a wall.
Aydın Büyüktas, who has more than 32,000 followers on Instagram and 9,000 on Facebook, described the inspiration for his photo gallery as the 1884 novel Flatland, which describes a two-dimensional planet occupied by geometrical figures.
One image shows a bridge in Texas that morphs into a skywalk surrounded by colorful trees.
The images have an acute bend in the middle. When you cover either the top or the bottom, they look normal. But when viewed as a complete work, your mind struggles to comprehend the strange geometry.
According to the artist’s biography on Facebook, “Aydın Büyüktaş, who was born in Ankara in 1972, dropped out from Bilkent University Tourism Management Department because it was not his future dream. After moving to Istanbul in 2000’s, he took charge in many awarded movies and advertising drives, while he is working for avant-garde companies such as Sinefekt and Makinefx after having improved himself in the fields of visual effect, 3D, animation, and video.
“He started to give priority to freelance works after his character, which was designed by him in the form of 3D in 2008, gained international popularity. While he interested in Photography, he also has been continuing his academic education at the department of photography of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University since 2012.”
Viewers across the internet are in love with the artist’s work. Here are some thoughts on MailOnline:
“Some brilliant photos here.”
“Commercial photographers across the world should start offering this photo trick as a paid service,” wrote James Conrad.
“I really like some of these. Seeing the world from a different angle.”
Which of Aydın Büyüktaş’s images do you like the most? How do you think he was able to capture these with his drone? Or was the bulk of the strangeness created via his computer technology?
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