San Francisco Cityscapes Reflected in Fragmented Puddles

At first glance, these fantastic photographs are a bit surreal. For the series, produced for The Bold Italic, photographer Angela May Chen turns everything upside-down in order to portray the city of San Francisco from unique angles–each cityscape is taken as a reflection in a puddle.

By focusing on the ground rather than the horizon, Chen transforms the architecture, bridges, and sidewalks into magical objects that are, at first, a bit confusing to decipher. Upon close inspection, each watery reflection reveals itself as a creative combination of various urban elements and textured sidewalks along the streets of San Francisco.

It is sometimes easy to decipher the symmetrical, mirrored images but, at other times, the fragmented parts of the city come together in abstract formations. From the artist’s creative viewpoint, the world is filled with unexpected wonder. She captures that display through her lens and she invites viewers to see the world differently by investigating the common scenes with a fresh eye. You can check out the rest of the series here.

Angela May Chen on Instagram
via [The Bold Italic], [Laughing Squid]

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