Photographer makes the world a smaller place

2nd May 2013

Holidaymakers on group tours throughout the globe will never look at the world's leading landmarks in the same way again, thanks to the work of a globetrotting photographer.

Professional photographer Richard Silver has been on a fascinating seven-year round-the-world adventure taking mind-bending miniaturising pictures which leave you wondering: "Is that real or is it a model?"

Israel's Wailing Wall, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue, France's Eiffel Tower and Peru's Machu Picchu are all global monuments to receive the Silver treatment.

Silver makes the Eiffel Tower, in particular, look like a toy over Paris by using an eye-popping photo-processing method called tilt-shift.

He said his picture series aims to "shrink-fit" the world so that the viewer feels like they are travelling the world with him.

The globe-trotting lensman's goal is to photograph every metropolis throughout the planet using his quirky technique for making the epic become miniature.

He said: "My favourite question is 'is that a model or is that real?' When that is asked, I accomplished what I set out to do."

You can see Silver's work for yourself by visiting http://www.richardsilverphoto.com/.


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