“Cloud City Skyline”— © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Topsy-Turvy

A View Of Reality, Flip’d

Photographs by AleXander Hirka

“When you first look at them, you think, hey this picture is just upside down. But all it takes is a second to kind of unfocus and a new image emerges, another (right side up) building made of light and air and clouds and sunshine, gleaming against a hard dark background.” — Tammy Remington

It began when I found myself struck by the way the edges of buildings against the sky form their own skyline.
I started taking photos with that in mind and flipping them upside down. What amazed me from the start was how this completely unique and unexpected perspective emerged. A new world appears each time I flip one of these images.

Here are a dozen alternative worlds captured over the past two years.
And an eye-mesmerizing video at the end.

“The City Beneath The Surface” (The Harlem Meer, Central Park) — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“The Junction of Above And Below” (The Pond, Central Park) — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“FroZen Kōan” (The Pond, Central Park) — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“The Static And The Dynamic” — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“Headstand On 116th Street” — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“Another Perspective (for Filippo Brunelleschi)” — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“The Silver Lining” — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“City Of Fog” — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“Helios, The Source” — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“Grey — As Above, So Below”— © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“O Gravity, Where Art Thou?””— © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Topsy Turvy video . . .

“Rink-A-Dink-A-Doo” (“Wollman Ice Skating Rink) — © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Go ahead and take some of your own!

All photos/text © AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.

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