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Photo courtesy of Mondmann
Attack From Above
courtesy of Mondmann

And now for something completely different. Forced Perspective is a technique which can create some fun shots. By manipulating our perception of scale and perspective, it creates an optical allusion that objects are larger or smaller than they actually are, are at least in comparison to other objects. You’ve probably seen pictures of your friends pushing over the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or yourself laid a big kiss on the Sphinx, or seen a tourist touch the point of the Washington Monument. There are many ways of pulling it off. Mondmann goes an interesting route with his forced perspective shot: catching some tourists at the Marine Corp Museum in the line of fire of a WWI tail gunner…or so it seems, from a certain point of view.

Brian is so DC. Born on Pennsylvania Ave (not there) to a lifelong Federal worker father and a mother who has worked for Garfinkel’s, the Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. Raised on the “mean streets” of Cheverly, MD; went to high school at Gonzaga College High School (Hail Alma Mater!); and now trolls the corridors of Congress as a lobbyist, you couldn’t write a more quintessentially DC back-story. When he isn’t trying to save the country from itself, Brian can be found walking DC looking for that perfect photograph.

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