When I was a child I used to be mesmerised by those pictures where you have to find a certain cartoon character or detail, obsessing over them for hours. It only now that I’ve been able to connect the dots backwards and reference this way of thinking when looking at photography and other art work. A Japanese photographer named Yusuke Sakai is flipping our viewpoint with his wonderful series titled ‘Points of View’.
Yusuke uses photography as a way to express and reveal concepts from his mind, and this one is no different. Offering unique and alternate perspectives on human subjects, he goes about photographing these by locating himself in a high or unusual viewpoint and waiting for the moment when each figure will harmonise with the surrounding landscape.
At the end of the day it’s all about looking deeper in to this sort of work, making your own assumptions and pursuing the bigger picture from different angles. So this subject is particularly relevant for me and is something I will look to pursue in my own work. To see more from Yusuke Sakai please head over to his portfolio on the link below.