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March 2-6-Inspirational Post: Vertical Churches

By on 03/05/2015

“Vertical Churches: I photograph Churches Around The World From The Perfect Perspective”

The photographer of this series of photos is Robert Silver, and he decided to start taking these photos because he has traveled to many churches and cathedrals around the world. He stated in his article that he just recently discovered this way of taking photos to capture the unique aspects to the artistic aspects of churches. He has stated that, “Finding the perfect location in the center aisle then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of church gives the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray.” For each photo, Silver standing the center aisle of the church or cathedral and then shoots going up and back with his camera.

I absolutely love this series of photos because the photographer was able to show the unique artistic values of churches around the world in a rare and unoriginal way. I have traveled to many places around the world including Spain and many cities in Italy. I have gone to many churches around the world and I always love to look at the art on the ceilings. I also love the variety of churches in the ceiling, because they are found all over the world including India, Poland, Rome, Etc. This allows people to see the differences and similarities churches all around the world have.

My favorite photo out of the series is of the “Church of Holy Name” in Mumbai, India. I love the colors in the photo and I find it beautiful.

This article has inspired me to take more photos in churches and cathedrals all around the world while I travel because I have never thought of actually making a huge collection of them. When I do start this collection I will, like the photographer, take photos in each church in the same way with the same style. I also would love to learn the correct technique and way to take this type of photo where you move the camera upwards and upside down to the back of a room.