A Matter of Perspective: Architecture Photographed from Different Angles

by in Inspiration on 18th Oct 2012 · 1 Comment

We see buildings around us every day as part of our day-to-day lives, but we rarely look at them from different angles. Photographers do, and they bring us shots of architecture from very different perspectives. One of the most photographed perspectives is looking upwards, again, something we rarely do. Look at the people walking along the street, and you will see few of them looking up, in fact, the majority will be looking down!

Sometimes a certain perspective will give a ‘what is this?’ shot, where it doesn’t even look like a building.

Architecture Photographed from Different Angles

Architecture Photographed from Different Angles

Here we have collected more than 50 photographs shot from unusual or different perspectives, and taken by very skilled photographers.

Angle of Fall
Angle of Fall

Echoes of the Modern World
Echoes of the Modern World

Highway to the Future
Highway to the Future

City Giants
City Giants

Right Angle
Right Angle

Oblique
Oblique

Angled
Angled

Beautiful Angle
Beautiful Angle

Looking Down
Looking Down

Under the Eiffel Tower
Under the Eiffel Tower

Wide Angle Building
Wide Angle Building

Straight Twist – Blue
Straight Twist - Blue

Spiralocity
Spiralocity

Clean and Natural
Clean and Natural

Kilar Dam
Kilar Dam

Working Late
Working Late

Soiled Country
Soiled Country

Buy the Sky and Sell the Sky
Buy the Sky and Sell the Sky

Where I Work
Where I Work

Reflective Twins
Reflective Twins

Glass House
Glass House

London Eye
London Eye

Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point

Siena Perspective
Siena Perspective

Starship Tokyo is Leaving for Dusseldorf
Starship Tokyo is Leaving for Dusseldorf

Liberty
Liberty

Dual Perspective
Dual Perspective

Living in Circle
Living in Circle

The GW Bridge
The GW Bridge

Lost
Lost

Only Time Will Tell
Only Time Will Tell

Blue Ribbon
Blue Ribbon

Brandhorst Music
Brandhorst Music

Sci-Fiction
Sci-Fiction

Launch Pad
Launch Pad

You were above me, but not today
You were above me, but not today

KLCC
KLCC

Stairs
Stairs

Helsinki University
Helsinki University

St. John
St. John

Perspective in Blue
Perspective in Blue

A Different Perspective
A Different Perspective

Lines and Colors
Lines and Colors

Untitled
Untitled

Untitled
Untitled

Latvia
Latvia

Skylight
Skylight

Gaudi, Casa Mila
Gaudi, Casa Mila

Untitled
Untitled

Lines and Reflections
Lines and Reflections

Falling Up Through Reflections
Falling Up Through Reflections

Conclusion

So the next time you are out and about, don’t forget to look up, down or sideways at the architecture around you – you may be surprised at the wonderful photographic opportunities awaiting you!

Have you come across any perspective shots of architecture that we have missed from this list? Please share your comments and links with us in the section below.

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.