Sohei Nishino‘s Diorama maps of cityscapes are simply incredible. I have nothing else to say about them. They speak for themselves. They are recreations of cities he’s visited, walked around, shooting up to 10,000 photos of every building, pavement, river, alley he could find. They are, in his own words:
These are my personal memories of a city. The photographs I take and the way I assemble them are influenced by what I personally experienced: what I saw, whom I met and even what I ate
So how does he do it? Well on his site he describes it thus:
The creation of a Diorama Map takes the following method; Walking around the chosen city on foot; shooting from various location with film; pasting and arranging with enormous mound of pieces. Consisting thirteen cities, Diorama Map is still ongoing and will be developed in cities all over the world in the future.
He’s recently unveiled his latest map of Bern, Switzerland, which took over six months and 10,000 photos to complete.
Via Spoon & Tamago
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