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Every day, lots of people are bombarded with a variety of objects and things. While some may accept those for what they are, there are some people that crave a different perspective on the things they come across in their day-to-day lives. These people are the ones coming up with innovative ways in changing the way people see things. It is all about one’s point of view, coming up with new ways of seeing the world around you, and, perhaps, gaining a better understanding and appreciation of what the world has to offer.

Cutting Things in Half

There are so many ways to view things around you; you can look at them from the side, you can look at them upside-down, and you can even look at them through rose-tinted glasses but why cut things in half? Well, cutting things in half is just one of the many ways that you can see through things but the outstanding factor of this viewpoint is that it can offer you a totally different perspective on what things look like on the inside. For instance, if you didn’t cut an engine in half, you wouldn’t know that it looks sort of like a honeycomb and it really looks like a piece of art when, in fact, it is just a piece of machinery. It is just like cutting a hard-boiled egg in half and realizing that it looks almost like the perceived cross-section of the earth where the shell is the crust, the white is the mantle, and you have the yolk for the core.

A change in perspective can make even the most mundane things remarkable. You have to give it to these photographers for having the imagination and the ingenuity to cut things in half in order to show the world a side (or a section) that would have otherwise been oblivious to most people. Who would have thought that by simply making a cross-section cut of different things, all these new images could be produced? Of course, due recognition should also be given to the sheer talent these people have in taking photos. It is not easy to take pictures and have it come out as remarkable as the ones below.

So take a break from how you normally view the world; everyone can use a change in perspective every now and then. The photos below should help you do just that.

Padlocks

Padlocks

The insides of a Patek Philippe watch

The insides of a Patek Philippe watch

Canon 1Ds camera with 400mm lens

Canon 1Ds camera with 400mm lens

Lexus IS automatic transmission

Lexus IS automatic transmission

17th century merchant ship cut in half

17th century merchant ship cut in half

Pineapple

Pineapple

Fireworks

Fireworks

Nissan GT-R, it has a rear mounted transmission for better weight distribution.

Nissan GT-R, it has a rear mounted transmission for better weight distribution.

Grenade

grenade

Engine

Engine

Office Printer

Office Printer

Colgate toothpaste tube.

Colgate toothpaste tube.

A Russian submarine cut in half

A Russian submarine cut in half

Inside of an electric motorcycle

Inside of an electric motorcycle

Nissan Leaf Cabin cross section exposing its Battery Pack

Nissan Leaf Cabin cross section exposing its Battery Pack

A cross cut of a piece of wood used to mix paint by a house painter for 50+ years.

A cross cut of a piece of wood used to mix paint by a house painter for 50+ years.

An old television

An old television

Leather arm chair display

Leather arm chair display

Leopard 1 Tank

Leopard 1 Tank

Colt 1911

Colt 1911

A pinata cut in half

A pinata cut in half

Deadmau5’s helmet

Deadmau5's helmet

Internal Steel Layers of a Katana

Internal Steel Layers of a Katana

30mm AHEAD Shrapnel Shell

30mm AHEAD Shrapnel Shell

Hockey Helmet and Football Helmet

Hockey Helmet and Football Helmet

Inside a mechanical calculator

Inside a mechanical calculator

Old pipe with limescale buildup

Old pipe with limescale buildup

Chrysocolla in Malachite

Chrysocolla in Malachite

Cabbage cut in half

Cabbage cut in half

World’s largest container ship

World's largest container ship

Zippo Lighter

Zippo Lighter

Jawbreaker candy

Jawbreaker candy

Cross section of a number of different cables.

Cross section of a number of different cables.

Gas station underground storage

Gas station underground storage

Leica camera lens

Leica camera lens

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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