Bending America’s Wild West! Amazing Photos By Aydin Buyuktas Capture A Surreal Sci-Fi Beauty!

Welcome To A Surreal American Junkyard!

I came across this photo and was mesmerized: a junkyard full of abandoned cars, broken down, twisted and stretched out to give the entire image a surreal, science fiction quality.

This is the amazing work of Photographer Aydin Buyuktas!

Photographer Aydin Buyutkas photographed some iconic images of America’s western states, using a process that turns the images into works of art – the “Red Road” photo just one example.

These surreal images of America’s wild west were highlighted in a story in The Guardian, a terrific UK-based website with a US edition – a great new source covering the best of the world’s news: crime, politics, culture and yes, America’s wild wild west, as shot by this amazing photographer!

Photographer Aydin Buyuktas shoots these in a very specific way – a process that takes months…I know this because of the great story in The Guardian, which reports:

“He spent a month driving 10,000 miles across Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to create these distorted images, which are collages composed of 18 to 20 pictures that take about two months to complete after shooting”

It leads to images like this – a refinery out in the middle of nowhere:

These photos are works of art – beautiful – but haunting as well.

Bravo to The Guardian for their story – see the entire report, with a lot of other great pictures, by clicking here:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/mar/28/surreal-american-landscapes-aydin-buyuktas-pictures

Bravo to Aydin Buyutkas for the amazing photography. I am a fan of America’s wild west, which was featured in a terrific non-fiction book that looks at the exploration of this vast land:

Author Richard Grant spent time traveling the backroads of America’s western states – along with “Nomads” – people with no home but the great outdoors…you can read about this terrific book here:

https://johnrieber.com/2015/04/08/american-nomads-the-amazing-adventures-of-warriors-mountain-men-and-the-wild-west/

Let me know what you think of these amazing photos!



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6 replies

  1. These shots are gorgeous, thanks for sharing John.

  2. I have seen some pretty amazing ‘bent’ photos over the years, as well as some intriguing ‘ultra-fisheye’ shots too. But these are something else. I couldn’t stop looking at them.
    Thanks for getting them out there, John.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, I agree – they are really amazing…also, loved your short story, not sure why someone was so critical!

      • Jack is a good writer, John. I am happy to accept his criticism. Not everyone sees a story in the same light, after all.
        At least he was in the minority! 🙂

      • Pete, I guess I was reacting to the tone and sharpness of the comment – unless you specifically ask for a critique, not sure that posting it publicly as a comment is fair to you – that is my opinion, but happy that you accepted it as you did.

      • I agree that it might have been better to send a personal email, or perhaps not to have commented at all. But I put these stories out there, so have to accept people’s opinions. Within reason…
        I hope by being polite, that I have taken the ‘high ground’.
        Best wishes, and thanks again. Pete.

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