The Streets As Arcade Landscapes

It’s not the place that’s special, it’s how you look at it. That could be the photographic lesson taught in the photographs of Christian Aslund, who turns the streets of Hong Kong into a two-dimensional video game thanks to a very simple technique: choosing an unusual perspective. Shooting down from far above, Aslund staged photos of models in various positions for a shoe designer’s advertising campaign that simply transform the street below into a quirky video game-style environment. It’s a plain and simple technique that works well and is, obviously, capable of making some pretty awesome imagery. It’s also a good reminder for photographers: it’s not the place that has to be important, it’s how you choose to look at it.

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