Photos resembling those from the movie Inception show Russian cityscapes from a dramatic angle.
Russian urban photography a new perspective. The idea and implementation are the work of a production studio based in Vladimir. Those responsible for the project “Lestnica” (“Stairs”) were influenced by the movie “Inception.” Tens of hours were spent on each photo.
Lestnica’s warped images of Russian cities showcase the grandeur of the plazas, monuments, and architecture.
The studio produces still images and videos for clients. It was founded by Artem Prudentov in Vladimir in 1997. Based on the principles of perspective, Lestnica designed the final structure of the future photograph for this project, which Prudentov explains is inspired by the movie Inception.
The images are anchored by a focal architectural feature, with streets and sidewalks flowing outward in a stomach-churning fashion.
Prudentov says his team used a software algorithm for their camera and set it to semi-automatic mode to capture each dramatic swooping landscape. During the experimental process, Lestnica created more than a thousand test images to fine-tune their process. Further images from this series can be viewed on Lestnica’s website.
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