Inverted seascapes provide fresh perspective

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  • In Michael Massaia's photo series "The Pull," the ocean and sky are flipped
  • The inverted perspective comes from the ground glass on his large-format camera

(CNN)When we think of the ocean and the sky, our minds often conjure up universal images of waves flowing together, of clouds moving across the blue vastness above us.

But Michael Massaia shows us something much different.
For his photo series "The Pull," Massaia printed images of the ocean and the sky as they appeared -- inverted and backward -- on the ground glass of his large-format camera.
    "I was searching for a way to present that type of subject in a new way," Massaia said. "To reintroduce yourself to something you've been looking at for years and to see it in a whole new way."
    Massaia said shooting in black and white allowed him to capture "huge amounts of information" while producing a sense of timelessness. Because of this, his images are rich in both texture and meaning.