Curling about like a roller coaster, the shots snapped by Randy Scott Slavin have a surrealist edge in the eerie-yet-whimsical vein of Tim Burton. The New York-based video director uses his seasoned tech know-how to depict actual landscapes and cityscapes in a dizzying 360-degree view. For his forthcoming showcase at the Kristen Farrell showroom titled Alternate Perspectives, he shot multiple photographs of a single location with his trusty Nikon D800. Then he pieced them together to create a seamless, panoramic effect. Brilliant rings featuring the Empire State Building, Battery Park, the region of Big Sur, and Redwood National Park steal the show.
Alternate Perspectives is on view from July 25 to August 12 at the Kristen Farrell showroom. Farrell, a goldsmith and jewellery designer who shares Slavin’s otherworldly aesthetic, will match one of her pieces to each of Slavin’s photographs for the opening.