Inception style dreamscapes give everyday scenes including farms, junkyards and quarries an unsettling yet ethereal allure

If your head’s spinning, it’s probably nothing to do with beer or wine goggles – these surrealist images are designed to make you feel dizzy.

The collection, called Flatland II, is the work of Turkish graphic designer and photographer Aydin Büyüktaş.

He uses a drone to take a series of overhead photos, which he then blends together to create a distorted effect.

In each image, it looks like the scene is being squeezed or becoming flatter – hence the collection’s name.

Büyüktaş said he was inspired by Brit author Edwin Abbott’s 1884 book Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

The plot takes place in a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures.

And if you think Büyüktaş’ images look familiar, it may well be that they remind you of Christopher Nolan’s unsettling thriller Inception.

He took the photos over a month in the US states, Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico.

They feature everyday scenes such as farms, fields, roads and sports pitches – as you’ve never seen them before.

Below is a selection of his work. You can view more at his website . Information on upcoming exhibitions can be found here and here .

Cow farm

Look at this picture of a farm for too long and you’ll feel like you’re falling
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

American football field

Running on this football pitch wouldn’t be easy, if this picture’s anything to go by
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)


If you suffer from vertigo, you might want to skip past this picture of a bridge
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Farm and interstate

This shows a bird’s eye view of a farm and interstate – or does it?
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)


A load of junk has never looked so mesmerising
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Red Road

This road looks more like a halfpipe
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)


This nursery looks like it’s getting smaller and flatter
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Desert farm

There’s a farm hiding in this desert picture
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Hay bales on farm

This farm looks incredibly isolated
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Red hills on the road

Fancy a road trip?
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Baseball field

Büyüktaş has knocked it out the park with this baseball field picture
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Harvest time

Green fields ripe for harvest in all their other-worldly splendour
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)


This quarry picture looks like something out of a sci-fi movie
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)


Lots of the images are reminiscent of Inception
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

Desert railroad

The images resemble Christopher Nolan’s unsettling thriller
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)


This cemetery appears even more terrifying thanks to the special effect
(Photo: Aydın Büyüktaş)

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