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Distorted Geographic Depictions

Josh Sommers' 'Stereographic Projections' Are Twisted

— October 2, 2012 — Art & Design
Artist Josh Sommers''Stereographic Projections' provide a distorted look at geography. Images of skylines, bridges, grass and buildings are warped in his twisted photography niche, leading viewers to reevaluate their understanding of the world around them.

Stereographic Projects combines a series of shots, often numbering at around 17. These are fit into a rounded shape with a 360 degree panoramic view. The circular projections are then placed in front of blue clouds, leading them to appear as if they are floating in space.

These altered maps play with ornate spherical shapes. On top of being detailed and pleasing to the eye, Sommers also views them as an external outlet for his inner turmoil, "Through photography I am able to express moods, emotions and visions that cannot be expressed in any other way."
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