David Yellen is known for taking powerful and striking portraits that highlight the depth and character of his subjects. His subjects have ranged from Warren Buffett to Kanye West to the Kardashian sisters, and his images have been featured on the covers of Fortune, Billboard and Snob magazines. His commercial clients include the Discovery Channel, Atlantic records and Juniper Networks. David was born in 1972 in Flushing, Queens, NY where he acquired an early expertise in bowling and the inner workings of New York pizza.
As a continuation of his initial Flatland project, Istanbul-based photographer Aydin Büyüktas travelled to the USA at the end of 2016 to expand his collection of mind-bending images. Inspired by sci-fi writers, in particular Edwin Abbot’s 1884 novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, he uses digital manipulation to transcend the limits of human vision and create his own way of seeing the world, or in his words a “multidimensional romantic point of view.”
Following two months of research, Büyüktas spent a month capturing photos with an aerial drone, flying his drone a total distance of 10,000 miles. To make the resulting images, he spent the next two months creating composites combining between 18-20 images in each one. In this series, baseball courts and highways replace the Turkish markets and striking landmarks of his previous work, however we still view the world from Büyüktas’ warped rollercoaster-like vision, which plunges us directly into the landscapes from vertiginous heights.
Welcome to Flatland ll…