These Photo Portraits of New Yorkers Walking on Tilted Streets Will Mess With Your Mind

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It’s always nice to see people handling the chaos of the city with aplomb, especially when they’re contorted into physically impossible positions without so much as a frown. In his 2009 series Tilt, New York-based photographer Romain Laurent takes ordinary subjects — a skateboarding boy, a woman holding coffee — and, true to the series’ title, tilts them so they appear to be nearly flush with the ground. The result is a stunning collection of photos that make the viewer do a double take, all while depicting New Yorkers from all walks of life, from an elegant Soho shopper to a kid on his way back from a Mr. Frostee truck. Click through for a gallery of images from the series, which we discovered via PetaPixel, and visit Laurent’s website to see more of his work.

Photo credit: Romain Laurent

Photo credit: Romain Laurent

Photo credit: Romain Laurent

Photo credit: Romain Laurent

Photo credit: Romain Laurent

Photo credit: Romain Laurent

Photo credit: Romain Laurent