We're completely taken with photographer Richard Silver's series of images that make New York City look like a little toy metropolis, or some kind of museum diorama in miniature. He turns his lens on local icons like Central Park, the Brooklyn and Verrazzano bridges, and the World Trade Center memorial footprints, and renders them as if seen from very, very far away. The technique is called tilt shift photography, and Silver has developed quite a rep snapping away in this style at landmarks and in cities all over the world. The viewer feels like a giant; the captured geography like something you could fit between your thumb and forefinger. It's super cheesy, but that's exactly what Silver had in mind. "In the big picture, we are just a small blip of what the world truly is," he writes on his website. "I enjoy the power I have to change the perspective of the way people look at the world, and maybe at themselves."
· "Tilt-Shift"-ing The World [Richard Silver]
· Richard Silver Photo [official]