Photographer Richard Silver’s Stunning Vertical Church Panoramas Inspired By Pope’s Visit

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Photographer Richard Silver has a very unique way of looking at architecture. In his new series of stunning vertical church panoramas, he’s built composite photos from several images that seamlessly reveal each structure’s interior. Despite only becoming a full-time photographer four years ago, his work has already been featured by the likes of United Airlines, Tiffany and Co., TimeOut New York and others.

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The series captures the insides of New York churches, perfectly timed for the Pope’s arrival to the U.S. The images are composed of 6 to 10 shots, forming a vertical panorama so cohesive that it might give you vertigo.

Silver told The Colossal, “Finding the perfect location in the center aisle then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of the church gives the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray.”

He also revealed to Pixable that it’s a technique he’s been “working on for a few years now. It is a unique way of photographing church interiors through a vertical panorama.”

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Although the photographer has been to hundreds of churches during his career and many years of travel, it’s only recently that he figured out how to capture the expansive inner beauty of their architecture. “Finding the perfect location in the center aisle then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of the church gives the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray,” he explained.

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