Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Artist electrifying the world of photography with his 360-degree landscapes shot
Meet Wouter Van Buuren
This is one artist whose photographs really do make him feel on top of the world.
Daredevil photographer Wouter Van Buuren scales 70m-high electricity pylons, cranes, bridges and even skyscrapers in a bid to take the vertigo-inducing snaps.
He then spends months meticulously arranging the photographs to make up one huge landscape - giving the effect of looking down on the whole world.
Mr Van Buuren, a Dutch photographer, has spent seven years creating his stunning collection of images - with each individual portrait taking between two months and two years to complete.
He said: 'I started to make the "total landscapes" in the Netherlands when I was climbing in electricity pylons. I was stunned by the beauty of the landscape I thought I knew so well.
He added: 'Each work consists of more than 100 photographs shot with a standard 50mm lens.
'The spherical effect comes about by itself as a result of the way the photographs are put together.
'I don't use any sort of digital manipulation - I just spend hours laying them out.
'Electricity towers are definitely my favourite structure to climb up though - I love their transparency.'
p/s: Top class pictures. I wonder how it looks on KLCC?