Transforming the City Through Photography

The photographic distortions of architect and photographer Murat Germen take cities as their target, and transform them into single-axis representations of urban form and history.

This post from Architizer shows some of his work.

"Murat, who graduated from MIT with a Master's degree in architecture, now resides in Istanbul, whose blunt incongruities he presents across collaged panoramas. Entitled "Muta-Morphosis", a portmanteau of "mutation" and "metamorphosis", Murat manipulates physical qualities of the city–the perpendicularity of its buildings, the layering of its neighborhoods, the peaks of its geography–creating a multidimensional distillation of the city's history displayed along one axis. In doing so, he hopes to reveal 'the different traces left by various people and slices of time [which] co-exist as layers in cities that have a particular past.'"

Full Story: The Adapting City: Muta-Morphosis

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