3D Polar Projection Photos: 18 Surreal Stereographic Pictures


Get ready to have someone spin your world around and perhaps turn it upside down – or even inside out. Wee planets, tiny worlds, little Earths … this art of stereographic photography is known by many names, and the resulting works are never quite the same and rarely less than stunning.

A polar panorama essentially wraps an entire landscape around a theoretical sphere, turning a lush forest vista into a tiny planet of trees or a famous landmark into the sole monument of a little world.

Techniques and styles vary from one photographer to the next and each one brings his or her own vision to the table. These photos by Alexandre Duret-Lutz span the spectrum, taking subjects as simple as a strip of gray pavement at sunset to recognizable works of international architecture, giving the most mundane still life or colorful sweeping landscape a fresh new perspective.






Miniature World at Sunset



Small Earth Compass



Tiny Caged Planet



Eiffel Tower at Dusk



Turkish Curves



Tree Attack



Street Light city



Gray Gothic Revived



Full Flight



Small World After All



Hemispherical Architecture



Paris Streets at Night



Center of the Urban World



Perfection in a Paris Park



World of Trees



Branching Out



The Dark Tower



Notre Dame at Night