Photographer Reveals the Power of Perspective With Playful Compositions

Forced Perspective Photography by Hugo Suíssas

Many tourists use specific angles, scale, and depth to take funny photos next to landmarks (think Leaning Tower of Pisa). However, photographer Lisbon-based Hugo Suíssas uses forced perspective photography in his own unique way. He creates images that turn ordinary landscapes and everyday objects into playful compositions, each with a different narrative.

In one image, Suíssas makes an archway in Lisbon’s famous Praça do Comércio square seem like a keyhole. He simply holds up a key in the foreground of the image, using scale and forced perspective to achieve the illusion. In another photo, he makes the same archway look as though it has a lightbulb in the center by holding up a metal cap at the perfect angle. When he’s not transforming buildings and landmarks, Suíssas uses his photo skills to interact with all kinds of locations, from kids’ playgrounds to the clouds in the sky.

No matter the scene, it’s clear that Suíssas has a knack for understanding perspective and a limitless imagination. “What inspires me in life as an artist is to know that art and ideas are able to produce miracles,” he reveals. “I believe that creativity can be magic and it can help great challenges in the world.”

Check out some of Suíssa’s photo art below and find more from his ever-expanding portfolio on Instagram.

Lisbon-based Hugo Suíssas uses forced perspective photography to create playful images with unique stories.

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For this imaginative artist, the world is like a visual playground.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Hugo Suíssas.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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