Little Planets

The works of american artist Josh Sommers carve out their context, somewhere along the boundaries of landscape photography, art, mathematics, and technology.  There’s a crispness to these photos, in that they appear to have been planned from the beginning instead of having an effect slapped on afterward.

The stereographic projection, in geometry, is a particular mapping (function) that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point — the projection point. It is conformal, meaning that it preserves angles. It is neither isometric nor area-preserving: that is, it preserves neither distances nor the areas of figures.

Please, check it out his artwork over his Flickr, including some great stereographic animations.

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager. William S. Burroughs

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9 comments

  1. Love these, i especially like the lake pier one, the church one and the playground one.. okay i like them all haha. Awesome unique picture idea :).

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