By Becci Sharpe
Flatland is a series of digital artworks shot using a drone by Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş, that transform the everyday landscapes of Istanbul into gravity-defying other-worlds.
The title of the series comes from the satirical 1884 novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbat, and the images are designed to convey a new romantic and multidimensional perception. At once the subject appears both realistic and impossible — a real life version of the famous spectacle from the 2010 movie Inception.
Büyüktaş used advanced 3D software to manipulate the final images, but also to pinpoint the right set up and angles to shoot the images from in the first place. The process took several months of shooting to get right, allowing for bad weather, permissions and technical problems — not least of all city birds attacking his drone!
To find out more visit Büyüktaş’ Facebook page. All images courtesy and copyright of Aydın Büyüktaş.