Anatoly Zenkov’s Persistent Pyramids

Posted by Jakub

Found these simply edited photos by Anatoly Zenkov pretty appealing to my eye, reminds of some album cover that I can’t remember but that might not be the case, it could be just a good idea for an album cover that hasn’t been done before.

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Abbie says:

February 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I don’t know why but every time I look at your artwork my mind is blown. It’s so—out of body for me. Tycho is the same way. I love it.


bleep01 says:

February 26, 2010 at 7:03 am

yeah, abstract and simple. These are my rotating desktop images as of yesterday! This guy apparently designed a program to do this- seems like photoshop could produce similar effects. Any thoughts/ideas on this iso50 folks?


Alex / HeadUp says:

February 26, 2010 at 8:33 am

Reminds me of what Kiln does to their covers, I dont know if I really find this all that visually pleasing tho. I feel like this sort of editing can be hit or miss, or completely subjective to the viewer.


Jarson says:

February 26, 2010 at 9:53 am

These are some of my favorite photos I’ve seen in a while. He really goes against typical aesthetics of photographs, I can also see why a lot of people wouldn’t really like them but I find them really interesting.


Alex Key says:

February 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I love the first one. I think it’s a cool idea to have the obvious and abrupt lines between the mirrored images but they blend seamlessly on the other side.

This reminds me of an experimental project I did a while back. Here are a few examples:
These were created just by cutting out segments of a photo and mirroring/rotating them to fit together.


Tyler says:

February 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

excellent, I expect these and others like them are going to gain a lot of traction as album artwork.

sad and awesome seeing good ideas before they’re a hit



February 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Wow, an amazing project. Anatoly has taken something that we are all familiar with, landscape photography – something which is inherently organic and natural – and distorted the imagery using geometric shapes, angles and straight lines, which feel quite alien and add a nice touch of tension. I can easily see these residing on an Autechre album. Great post.


derekb says:

March 2, 2010 at 7:55 am

these pictures scare me. It is what I see when I get migraine, this is what my head does to my vision then.