Stunning landmarks captured in the reflection of a bubble

He’s not your typical tourist – preferring to turn his back on some of the world’s most stunning landmarks.

But instead of shunning the attractions completely, Tom Storm actually blows a bubble and then photographs the beautiful swirling venue in its reflection.

It has led to a host of incredible dream-like images of New York’s Times Square, a windmill in Copenhagen and the Washington Monument.

Lovely bubbly: Photographer Tom Storm beautifully captures a windmill in Copenhagen, in Denmark, in this dream-like imageLovely bubbly: Photographer Tom Storm beautifully captures a windmill in Copenhagen, in Denmark, in this dream-like image

World in a bubble: Cloud Gate in Chicago is reflected in this photographWorld in a bubble: Cloud Gate in Chicago is reflected in this photograph

The Philadelphia photographer developed his technique five years ago while on holiday in Ireland.

He said: ‘While roaming around a street fair in Galway I snapped off a few shots of bubbles floating past, and their reflections were huge.

‘When I returned home I started looking through what I captured to find this whole world reflected in a single bubble.

‘A few months later I was living in Poland and decided to make it a personal mission to try to capture a landmark from every country in the world.

‘With the help of a friend, my first deliberate bubble was in Neptune’s Fountain in Gdansk.

‘Part of the mission is to capture the reflections of major landmarks in different countries around the globe. I have so many plans. I’ve still have a lot of ground to cover with the project.

Pop art: Times Square in New York gets the bubble treatment from Tom Storm in this picturePop art: Times Square in New York gets the bubble treatment from Tom in this picture

Bubbling over: Tom Storm makes his pictures, like this one of Times Square in New York, by blowing bubbles into the air and photographing the reflection on themBubbling over: This one of Times Square in New York, was made like the others by blowing bubbles into the air and photographing the reflection on them

Popping out: In this semi self-portrait, Tom Storm also pictures Neptune's Fountain in Gdansk, PolandPopping out: In this semi self-portrait, Tom also pictures Neptune’s Fountain in Gdansk, Poland

By Lee Moran

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