Bela Borsodi’s VLP – Terrain Album Cover is One Single Photograph

Look at the photo above, examine it. The photo above is a single image. Without the use of Photoshop or any post processing technique, New York based photographer Bela Borsodi created this image for the cover of the VLP-Terrain album. Bordsodi’s pieces are clever and full of visual puns. In that same vein, the VLP – Terrain cover is one single image, not four. Mild brain hemorrhaging may occur when trying to decipher how it was done.

Hint: it involves painstakingly OCD attention to object tangency. Tangents in art and photography terms refer to the edges formed by objects. Borsodi breaks every one of the rules for avoiding tangents to achieve this effect. But as in the words of the Dalai Lama XIV: “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”

Luckily for us, there is also a video that documents Borsodi’s photoshoot.

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  1. Where can i purchase a print?

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  3. Using tape is cheating. So close to being truly awesome, but I just can’t get behind that.

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