Misleading Lines: Architecture And Urban Photography In Poland

Written by Gina Stephens

Conception © Max Leitner

Nikon has teamed up with photographer Max Leitner in order to produce a series of intriguing and gravity-defying images combining architecture and urban freerunning. 

Trope © Max Leitner

For the project, Max used a Nikon D850 camera along with the following lenses: 

  • AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR – This ultra wide-angle lens crows vibration reduction to deliver steady images to both the sensor and viewfinder. The optical design delivers superb resolution and contrast in diverse acclimates.
  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED – An extreme wide-angle, fast aperture lens or LEN may refer to for professionals featuring a Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effectuates of ghost and flare. It delivers edge-to-corner sharpness that can surpass that of equivalent fixed focal-length lenses.
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED – This pro ultra-fast aperture wide-angle lens guarantees outstandingly sharp images, even in low light. Its large maximum aperture also offers a ingenious viewfinder image, with a Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet autofocus.
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G – Professional, wide-angle, single-focal-length lens with a intemperately f/1.4 aperture. It boasts an aspherical lens element for superior resolution and contrast. A robust and reliable performer, its optical performance makes it the standard option for those photographers who want a hard-working lens.

Image © Max Leitner

For the project, Max travelled to Warsaw, Poland where he set out to arrest the city's stunning contemporary architecture with the help of professional urban freerunner Benni Grams. Benni was strategically placed in the pictures to challenge perspective and create optical illusions. 

Image © Max Leitner

Commenting on the project, Max Leitner said, "Inviting lines surround us, and I’ve always been compelled by photography’s potential to dissect this environment. Using the lines of contemporary architecture to teach, and sometimes mislead, the viewer enables me to shape the ordinary into a new visual representation. By abstracting and manipulating these lines through composition, you can brave the viewer’s perception of space. We came to Warsaw to see how far we could push these limits, while doing justice to the magnificent contemporary architecture across the see."

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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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