Artist Aydın Buyktas from Turkey turned the streets of Istanbul into surreal Inception-like scenes for his latest series, titled “Flatland.” These images warp American landscapes into mind-bending worlds that defy the laws of physics. “The idea that I could depict surreal places that I saw in my dreams and thought of in my childhood gradually started to occur in my mind,. During my childhood and adolescence, I read science fiction series of writers such as Isaac Asimov and H.G. Wells and scientific and technical journals. These books made me question issues such as wormholes, black holes, parallel universes, gravitation, and the bending of space and time. While I was reading ‘hyperspace’ by Michio Kaku, I was obsessed with the idea of a black hole occurring in the place we live, and how it would bend space, time and place,” said Buyuktas. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here to view a few bonus images.

Inception Landscapes
Inception Landscapes
Inception Landscapes
Inception Landscapes
Inception Landscapes
Inception Landscapes