10 photo visualisations that reveal hidden worlds

Photography by Mike Kelley, from ‘PhotoViz,’ Copyright Gestalten 2016Mike Kelley depicts ‘nearly a day’s worth of aircraft movements merged into one visual experience.’

Sometimes you need more than a photo to tell a story.

Photoviz” is a collection of images that use long-exposure, mosaic, and other techniques to capture visual information in new ways.

“I am mesmerised by the images in this book,” writes data geek and editor Nicholas Feltron. “They reveal patterns and connections that are frequently invisible to the naked eye.”

We’ve gathered some of the highlights courtesy of Gestalten.

Bobby Neel Adams uses photo surgery to combine images of a person at two different ages.

Marcus Lyon subtly combines images. He says: 'The world is too fabulously complicated for me to say what I want in a single shot. So I bring multiple images together to create a greater truth.'

Dennis Hlynsky digitally traces the paths of flying birds.

Jean-Yves Lemoigne uses strobe lights and long exposures to capture a tennis stroke.

Richard Silver combines sequential photos to show the passage of time.

Peter Funch combines photos to create imaginary scenarios.

Alexey Titarenko depicts St. Petersburg after the fall of Communism, using long exposures to reduce crowds to smoke.

Michael Najjar fuses panoramic photos of cities to depict a complex, super-dense future.

Jenny Odell creates collages with satellite images.

'The boundaries of photoviz are not fixed, but I hope that its aspirations and importance are clear,' writes Feltron.

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