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Breathtaking Photos of Opulent Baroque Church Altars

cyril-porchet photography

Young Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet’s final year show included this awesome series of the most opulent Baroque church altars he could find in Spain, Austria and Germany. His intention was to explore the seductive power of display. What is extraordinary is how much you lose all sense of perspective and depth, such is the overabundance of detail. I like how the odd feature confuses all the more; like the red rope of the ornamental light in the image below for instance which neatly splices the image in half. I could pore over these for hours and hours.

cyril-porchet photography

cyril-porchet photography

cyril-porchet photography

cyril-porchet photography

cyril-porchet photography

cyril-porchet photography

cyril-porchet photography

This post was contributed by Sophie Chapman-Andrews, Head of Art Buying at McCann London

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    *Altar