Olivo Barbieri’s Small Apple

People, cars, and buildings look like tiny toys in Olivo Barbieri’s uncanny photographs. Shooting with a large format camera from a helicopter, he captures real-life urban environments, but makes them resemble tabletop constructions by tilting and shifting the lens to keep some parts clear and other parts out of focus. While Rome, Shanghai, Las Vegas, and Amman, as well as other cultural capitals, have been subjected to the Italian photographer’s unique point of view, in 2007 he hovered over New York, where he shot 6,000 images that got boiled down to 17 large-scale prints.

See them HERE.


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