Vertical Panoramic Photographs of New York Churches by Richard Silver

Richard Silver is a photographer with a very unique style for capturing amazing images of stunning architecture. His method involves taking several composite photographs of a structure and perfectly blending them together to provide an impressive view of an entire building’s interior structure and design. His latest project is based on the churches that inhabit New York City and was taken in time for the arrival of the Pope in the United States. Each image is built using between 6 and 10 photographs which combine to create a vertical panorama that offers an incredible view of an entire building’s interior. Silver has come across many churches in his time as a photographer, yet never truly understood a way to capture the entire beauty of their interior in one image. That was until recently that is, and it’s hard to deny he has stumbled onto an amazing way to capture the extravagant beauty within the buildings of worship. “Finding the perfect location in the center aisle then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of the church gives the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray,” says Silver. A New York Native himself, Silver has only recently taken up photography fulltime in 2011 after working in computer science and real estate. A born traveler, he has visited 75 countries so far, with an impressive 13 of these visited last year alone. His Instagram account showcases the impressive selection of churches he has snapped.

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer


Church of St. Stephen / Church of St. Paul the Apostle

Vertical Panoramic Photographs of New York Churches

Calvary Episcopal Church


Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava / Church of the Village


Church of St. Francis Xavier


Vincent St. de Paul / Most Holy Redeemer Church


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