The majesty of churches often derives from their architectural beauty and grandeur. And while we can tilt our heads upward and gaze at the expanses, it is nearly impossible to capture that majesty through a lens. Photographer Richard Silver has, however, with his new series of vertical panoramas entitled “Vertical Churches.”
His method, as he explains to Colossal, is “finding the perfect location in the center aisle, then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of the church [to give] the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray.” Each image is actually a compilation of roughly 6 to 10 shots.
So while the Pope has left New York City, those of us who still have Pope-mania may enjoy this foot-tingling series. Silver is a New Yorker, but as his website attests, he’s a world traveler (over 75 countries visited) and experimental photographer, with using techniques such as “Time Slice,” Tilt Shift and now Vertical Panoramas.
Next, check out our behind-the-scenes look at the Pope’s visit to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral and read about the secrets of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.