L to R: Church of St. Francis Xavier, Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Monica’s Church
When 6sqft has mentioned vertigo-inducing photographs in the past, it’s been in reference to the daredevil Instagrammers who climb to the top of some of the city’s tallest structures. But this mesmerizing series (h/t Colossal) does the exact opposite, taking forward- and upward-looking vertical panoramic shots of New York City churches. And though they’re not looking down a thousand feet, these photos still might send your head spinning.
Photographer Richard Silver, a born-and-bred New Yorker, is known for his architectural and travel shots, where he likes to “present our everyday world in an altered visual context” through techniques such as Tilt Shift, Vertical Panoramas and Time Slice. And just in time for Pope Francis’ historic visit to the city, he’s released his church series.