The notion of alternative perspective photography comes from Randy Scott Slavin who himself is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. He is widely known for his powerful music videos and branded productions that mash up clever concepts with bold imagery to channel the energy of pop culture.
“In my music videos, I’ve continually tried to take concepts to the next level, to push the ideas to be more engaging, moving and stimulating—and I approach photography with the same philosophy … When I began shooting landscapes, I was compelled to push the perspective. After experimenting heavily with panoramic photography, I developed a technique that could realize my desire to turn the real into the surreal. The result is something rebellious, beautiful and provocative. My ‘Alternative Perspectives’ series is a collection of the works culled from these photographic explorations.”
His photographs bend space around otherwise familiar cityscapes and natural formations to create new, innovative vistas. Instead of a straight line of trees, we see two orb shaped canopies encompassed by the sky. Instead of a rocky outcropping, the hand of nature itself appears to be reaching upward.
Slavin is a much sought-after director, pumping out a steady stream of hot content and racking up millions of YouTube hits for brands including American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Tribeca Film Festival, Sunoco, Atlantic Records, and Island/Def Jam Records. He is the recipient of the South by Southwest Special Jury Award, The Hollyshorts Film Festival Best Music Video Award, and Coney Island Film Festival Best Video Award, to name a few. His work can be found in the pages of Time Magazine, Gizmodo, Mashable, The Washington Post, Fast Company Design and other publications around the world.
His work is captivating and deserves to be observed. See more innovative techniques and new approaches to the concept of art on our featured blog and sign up to receive weekly updates on the contemporary artists sharping our reality.