Extraordinary cityscape with ominous lightning bolts.
Forced Perspectives, a gallery on Flickr.
Forced perspective is a popular technique that manipulates our visual perception through the use of scaled objects shot from creative vantage points. It creates an optical illusion that makes people or objects appear larger, smaller, closer, or farther away.
Here we have gathered a collection of unique and, at times, comical renditions of forced perspective photography. Have you ever used this technique in your own photography? Please share them as comments in the gallery.
Introducing our 20under20 curator: Ivan Shaw. Ivan is the Photography Director of Vogue and has contributed to numerous books and exhibitions including Extreme Beauty in Vogue and The Editor’s Eye. Ivan works extensively with The Vogue Archive and has presented lectures on the archive both in England and in the United States. Ivan also lectures regularly on fashion photography at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He is an avid collector of photographs and photography books.
Explore his selection for our inaugural celebration of the 20 most talented young photographers on Flickr and vote for your favorites.
Featured photo: "Battle"
"My mom told me to take it day by day,
even on the days it rains.
You choose your battles, she says.
I choose tomorrow’s battle today.” - Evan James Atwood
"Bordeaux race track makes its return on the calendar with a very nice and curvy layout. France is a big motorsport nation and with this event running just 1 week before the final, it means all the best drivers will be in attendance on this demanding circuit." - Grand Parc - Bordeaux, France
"Spring 2015, from NY Fashion Week September 2014, on the plaza at Lincoln Center." - Victoria Pickering
One of many photos from the Zombies, Zombies, Zombies! group.
"An incredible firework display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge." - Bobby Nicholson
Corona of the Northern Lights, Troms, Norway.