Istanbul like you’ve never seen it before

No matter how well you know the city, you’ll be amazed by these photos.

For an entirely new perspective on Istanbul’s most iconic landmarks, head over to Aydın Büyüktaş’ mind-bending photography website or Instagram. The visual effects artist from Ankara moved to Istanbul after dropping out of a Tourism degree university course and ventured into photography, 3D effects and animation.

His Flatland series allow us to experience the density of Istanbul in an almost nauseating way. Dreamlike cityscapes bend and twist around the horizon, completely ignoring the laws of physics. His aesthetics call to mind the famous dream manipulation scenes of Inception, the Christopher Nolan movie that successfully set new visual standards and paved the way for Gravity among others.

Dive in and see Istanbul the way it’s maybe meant to be seen: a kaleidoscopic cluster of buildings that transcend reality.

All images courtesy of Aydın Büyüktaş,