Diorama maps from photographs

We’ve seen many types of maps, and most of them share one characteristic: they are minimalistic, topographic representations of a particular physical area. Now Sohei Nishino has gone ahead to blow our minds with his spin on maps of cities he has visited. Comprised of his stash of photographs, these recreate the city as one large collage, and are intended to function as a accurate-to-memory record rather than a accurate-to-scale map. He has crafted at least 14 of these over the last decade or so. These are plain fascinating.

Diorama map (1)
Diorama map (2)
Diorama map (3)
Diorama map (4)
Diorama map (5)

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