Surreal Kaleidoscopic Photos of Urban Architecture

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A documentary/sports photographer who creates dizzying experimental works, Simon Gardiner flips architecture upside down in striking, kaleidoscopic perspective. Initially inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Inception , the artist set out to bring the film’s dreamscapes to life in his photos. Gardiner essentially deconstructs buildings, bridges, and staircases to create surreal visions of towering heights and labyrinthine compositions. The photographer also looks to the Vortograph (abstract photography focused on repetitious arrangement) — particularly Kawahara Kazuhiko’s work — and Architectural Deconstructivist movements to inform his distorted, alternate realities. Click through to see Gardiner’s striking photos, many of which were taken in Paris. Visit his website for the full story behind each image.

Image credit: Simon Gardiner [Spotted via Robot Mafia]

Image credit: Simon Gardiner

Image credit: Simon Gardiner

Image credit: Simon Gardiner

Image credit: Simon Gardiner

Image credit: Simon Gardiner

Image credit: Simon Gardiner

Image credit: Simon Gardiner