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These amazing shots of world famous landmarks are captured through reflection of giant bubbles.
They say the world is in a bubble, and ace photographer Tom Storm has proved it.These amazing shots of world famous landmarks are captured in a very unusual way in the oily reflecting of giant bubbles.Tom, from Pennsylvania, said: I wanted people to see the world in a different perspective. The bubble is a shape that is so common around the world and I wanted to see what the world looked like on the side of a bubble. In themselves, they are fleeting, fantastic, and even other-worldly yet so familiar to us all. We can look closely and find momentary reflections, small worlds within these floating orbs that too quickly pass away, never to be seen again. Unless you have a camera. While I was enjoying a street fair in Galway, Ireland in the summer of 2006, bubbles from a nearby vendor floated past me. I saw a reflection in the spheres and quickly took a few shots and moved onto other subjects. When I returned from my trip and reviewed these shots closely I found a whole world in perfect focus. Since that moment I now carry bubble solution with me when I travel. He has been known to pull in crowds watching him take the shots after reeling in friends or even strangers on the spot to actually blow the bubbles. Tom said: People watch and stare as I follow these floating bubbles around with my camera pressed to my eye. Crowds form, and my bubble blowing partners who are either friends or willing strangers do their part to help make sure I dont wander into traffic, for example, while in Times Square in New York City, or into the random passersby. Its photography and is also a great social experiment. Its a show. Its all Natural. No digital manipulation of the bubbles aside from cropping and exposure adjustment. They are all as shot. It takes time, patience, teamwork, and a light-hearted approach. The very act of capturing these reflections is a meditation on virtue. Next on his l