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The Visual Palette by Brian Matiash

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Sony a7Sony FE 24–70mm f/4 ZA OSS ZEISS1/3 sec. at f/18, ISO 50April 5, 2014

CHAPTER 4

Allies in Perspective and Distortion

“What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions. Otherwise you live with your face squashed up against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face.”

—MARGARET ATWOOD

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What comes to mind when I ask you about your perspective on some topic or subject matter? In most cases, what we’re talking ...

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