In his Alternative Perspectives series, photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin creates surrealism based in reality—360 degree landscapes and cityscapes of the world around him. Slavin photographs a series of a single location or landmark and uses a technique to piece them together to create a 360 degree perspective in a flat image. The results are magnificent scenes of circular patterns.
“I want to make sure my intentions for this project is to go out and explore the world and take a look at the monuments and reimagine them in a different way,” he said. “I want to take a series of photos based on things we’ve already seen and look at them with a new perspective.
Slavin uses a photo editing technique called “stitching” that creates a seamless, single image out of multiple photos. Though his photos are a spherical view of the world, they look like an accurate one. “I developed a technique that could realize my desire to turn the real into the surreal. The result is something rebellious, beautiful, and provocative. My Alternate Perspectives series is a collection of the works culled from these photographic explorations.”