Beyond Perspective: An Artificial Bird’s Eye View Of City Movement
Adam Magyar's photographs provide a clever illusion of how people move and intersect in cities.
Hungarian-born photographer, Adam Magyar observes the ways thousands of people move and intersect in central urban spaces. From Tokyo to New York, Magyar’s lens captures a bird’s eye view of vibrant city life, what motivates the movement, and the many paths which are crossed.
In actuality, the crowd in each image and vantage point don’t exist, but are a composite of hundreds of photos, where individual shots of people walking from a close range are patched together. The clever illusion of hustle and bustle is created by zooming out giving the appearance of a jampacked town square.