Trompe L’oeil: Fake Aerial Photos of Fake Bustling Squares

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At first glance, Adam Magyar’s photography seems fairly straightforward — aerial shots of city squares bustling with civilians. Interesting, to be sure, but something we’ve seen before. However, Magyar’s photographs are neither aerial shots, nor are they of any existing space: instead, the images are created by taking individual shots of people walking from a close range (3 or 4 meters above) and stitching hundreds of these pictures together before zooming out to create fake squares at a fake distance. Over at Magyar’s website, you can zoom in on each faux-aerial image to examine every single person in the photograph at close range, thus allowing each image to be appreciated as a whole and as each and every one of its many parts. Click through to see some of our favorites from Magyar’s series, and be sure to check out his website for more.

[via PetaPixel]