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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."
Trend Themes
1. Warped Geography - Exploring distorted geographic depictions offers opportunities for innovative ways to view and understand the world.
2. Twisted Photography - The niche of twisted photography presents disruptive innovation opportunities to challenge traditional perspectives and create captivating visual experiences.
3. Spherical Projections - Utilizing spherical projections in various applications opens up new possibilities for immersive and engaging visual representations.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - The art and design industry can leverage distorted geography and twisted photography trends to create unique and thought-provoking visual expressions.
2. Travel and Tourism - Incorporating warped geography concepts into travel and tourism marketing campaigns can offer an innovative way for destinations to stand out and attract attention.
3. Virtual Reality - The virtual reality industry can explore the use of spherical projections to enhance immersive experiences, providing users with a sense of being in a different world.
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