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    I have just discovered the work of Kawahara Kazuhiko a Japanese Architect and photographer along with the Vortograph photography movement. Vortograph is the first completely abstract kind of photograph, it is composed of kaleidoscopic repetitions of forms achieved by photographing objects through a triangular arrangement of three mirrors. Alvin Langdon Coburn, a member of the Photo-Secession group and a pioneer in nonobjective photography, invented vortography in 1917 and remained the principal advocate and practitioner of the technique. So nothing is new!

    Like me Kawahara Kazuhiko uses architecture as a source of inspiration for his kaleidoscopic images but he has taken it to another level. He was producing this kind of work for a few years now, perhaps the movie Inception was inspired by his work? Well I do like his work, so had a go at using the triple image idea of the Vortograph fused with Kawahara Kazuhiko using photoshop.

    If you are interested in Kawahara Kazuhiko work do check out his website where he goes under the name of palla.

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    1. Noah Stephens 41 months ago | reply

      Cool image. I just discovered Art Kane. He has a photo of the Piazza San Marco that reminds me of this image! Love it.

    2. Jackydm 41 months ago | reply

      this reminds me of Inception

    3. Marsjan 41 months ago | reply

      Vertigo inducing!

    4. レスター(Les) 41 months ago | reply

      It looks like I'm inside a SPACE COLONY in Gundam Anime when I was a kid. Awesome

    5. vulture labs 40 months ago | reply

      great addition to the group mate!!! happy 2012!!
      City and Architecture

    6. mazzmn 40 months ago | reply

      fantastic treatment to the busy street scene

    7. One_Glass_Eye 40 months ago | reply

      Wah! Fantastic - and I was not aware of Kazuhiko's work, thanks for the tip

    8. abelardodiaz 39 months ago | reply

      remember me last movie of Di Caprio, Inception

    9. Torganiel 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome creation!

    10. Eric Dewar Photography 35 months ago | reply

      such an amazing idea! :D

    11. simonGman 35 months ago | reply

      A big thanks to for featuring this and few of my other photos on

    12. simonGman 32 months ago | reply

      A big thankyou to the New Scientist Magazine for featuring this piece as their cover and full page feature.

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    13. greeno777 21 months ago | reply

      Extensive imagination.

    14. whatsik 8 days ago | reply

      The coolest urban view ever!

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