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.
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.