The Ring by Olivier Schwartz
The Ring by Olivier Schwartz

The Ring, 2016

Olivier Schwartz

The round ring-like structure in this black and white image, with its basketweave pattern, looks like a portal to another realm. The sky beyond is streaked with clouds (or the light from distant galaxies). Or was this view shot from inside the engine of a jet plane? The rim of the porthole catches light, as if it’s spinning at high velocity. French photographer Schwartz specializes in abstract views of futuristic architectural features, which, like this one, keep you guessing as to their real-world source.

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