Tobias Wüstefeld Imagines What Phantom Islands Might Look Like

 - Apr 3, 2014
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Phantom Islands is a series of photographs of model cities that may have never existed. The models show places that can be found in historical maps or ancient documents but are otherwise non-existent.

The project is by Tobias Wüstefeld who said he "wanted to honor places that at least lived and grew in the heads of the people, till they were erased from the documents."

Wüstefeld's Behance page describes some of the "phantom islands" including Crespo, Sarah Ann Island and Antilla. Some of these islands were identified by explorers such as Christopher Columbus or groups of people on other historical conquests. The models are exquisite, and the series gives you a little more to work with trying to imagine these lost islands.