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Kaleidoskope - Streets Series

A series of kaleidoskopic images. These with a focus on street images.

I've been playing around with Photoshop, trying to find ways to create those reflecting, kaleidoskopic images without manually resizing and rotating images. This was eventually achieved by using embedded images - there is an origin file, one that is cropped to a triangle, one that reflects the first triangle and the final image, which combines the triangles in a hexagon. Voilá, now I only needed to swap the origin image and the final file would update. This enabled me to play around with many different source images. In a second step, I combined two images with different scales and even added some transparency.

This is the "Streets" series.

Streets are another great asset in the reflected images: they connect really well and your brain is really good at trying to make sense of all these connections. After all, it's a small step from a clover-design street layout to a hexagon... now, let's hope your navigation system doesn't break down at the n-th folded dimension!
Musician and visual artist Max Cooper has done this in motion in his a-maz-ing video for aptly named → Repetition.

Streets I

Kaleidoskope - Streets I

Streets II

Kaleidoskope - Streets II

Streets III

Kaleidoskope - Streets III

This is in Dubai.

Streets IV

Kaleidoskope - Streets IV

A bridge.