Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives panoramic photo series
New York photographer Randy Scott Slavin has stitched together more photographs of American cities and landscapes to create this extension to his Alternative Perspectives series.
Randy Scott Slavin manipulated photographs he has taken of scenes across the USA into 360-degree panoramas, which he then digitally mapped as stereographic projections to create his Alternative Perspectives 2 series.
It includes views of New York City such as the giant LED billboards of Times Square and the new buildings at the former World Trade Center site, as well as the series of bridges across the East River.
This set of photographs is more landscape-orientated than the first and most of the effects centre around sky and water.
Beaches, woodland, deserts and urban spaces were shot in locations including Miami, Los Angeles and Bridgehampton on Long Island.
Slavin explained that he can't predict if a set of images will be successful as a 360-degree panorama until post-production.
"While shooting series one I came to realise that I could never know how and what would make a great Alternate Perspectives image until afterwards," he said. "Sometimes I would be shooting a landscape that seems mundane and then in post production I found it to be amazing!"
Slavin endured extreme weather and wildlife encounters in order to take the photographs. "Ants, mosquitos, jellyfish, sunburn, rain (lots of rain), freezing winds, treacherous icy hikes are just some of the few joys I experienced while shooting Alternate Perspectives 2," he said.
This time around, Slavin is making the prints available to purchase rather than solely producing limited editions.
"For Alternate Perspectives series one I made limited edition prints that were extremely expensive but it pissed me off that so many fans of the work were priced out," he said.