Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. Slavin manipulated photographs he has taken of scenes across the USA into 360-degree panoramas, which he then digitally mapped as stereographic projections to create his Alternative Perspectives series
While shooting series one I came to realise that I could never know how and what would make a great Alternate Perspectives image until afterwards.
Sometimes I would be shooting a landscape that seems mundane and then in post production I found it to be amazing!
WW2 fortifications (St. Katarina hill, Rijeka, Croatia)
The area of Rijeka was heavily fortified even before World War II (the remains of these fortifications can be seen today on the city outskirts). This was the fortified border between Italy and Yugoslavia which, at that time, cut across the city area and its surroundings. When Yugoslav troops started to approach the city in April 1945, one of the fiercest and largest battles in this area of Europe ensued. The 27000 German and additional Italian troops fought tenaciously from behind these fortifications (renamed “Ingridstellung” – Ingrid Line – by the Germans). Under the command of the German general Ludwig Kübler they inflicted many thousands of casualties on the attacking Yugoslav partisans, which were forced to charge uphill against well-fortified positions to the north and east of the city. Ultimately the Germans were forced to retreat.