Polar Warping

Polar warping images are two levels of abstraction. The images on the left side are plain photographs without manipulations, taken directly from the camera. They represent reality even if, most of the time, they are abstract details extrapolated from a bigger scene. Although the degree of abstraction can affect the perception of reality and the aesthetic judgment, these photographs still represent something existing at the moment of capture. They represent some part of the world in a simplified form. The images on the right side are manipulations of the image on the left. Manipulation involves warping, cropping, rotation, color adjustments, and polar coordinate changes. These additional warpings represent my personal and graphic vision. Each one of them is different and most of them are not recorded, so they are unique and probably not reproducible. 

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 San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

 Amagansett, NY

Amagansett, NY

 Santa Fe NM

Santa Fe NM

 Varese, Italy

Varese, Italy

 Silvaplana, Switzerland

Silvaplana, Switzerland