Larry Yust

Larry Yust is one of my favourite current photographers at the minute. I have only just stumbled across his work and I absolutely love it. I am a big fan of photographing graffiti and streets and I find his work extremely inspiring. I really like how vivid the colouring in his work is.

LY street Paris, France. Courtesy of Larry Yust. LY ven Berlin, Germany. Courtesy of Larry Yust.

Many of Larry Yust’s pictures are created using ‘Photographic elevation’.

What is a Photographic Elevation?

A Photographic Elevation is not a panorama  which is photographed from a single, static point of view, and in which all objects not directly in front of the camera are distorted.  To make a photographic elevation, Yust walks or rides along a path parallel to the subject being photographed, snaps overlapping shots of it with his camera always pointing directly at the subject, and then puts the shots together in a computer.  The resulting images are essentially free of perspective and cannot be achieved in any other way.  They provide a new way of looking at the world.

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