Nikon Europe's Look Deeper Project Gets Under Famous Landmarks

Nikon Europe reached out to Photographer Tomas Sentpetery and asked him to do something fun with their cameras and lenses, something that could also show and encourage both professionals and just hobbyists to do something different when traveling. That's how the LOOK DEEPER project was born.

Tomas did something extraordinary with this assignment and went to famous landmarks and locations all around the globe, and took two photos from the same distance away from each landmark... he just went underground for the second image.

Tomas explains the project as:

"I'm here with Nikon to encourage travel photographers to look deeper. There's often more to our tourist destinations than meets the eye. So, I'm using a range of Nikon cameras and Nikon lenses to photograph above and below the surface to discover unique locations to deliver images from a different perspective."

What I love about this project as for many of these locations, Tomas had what looks like unfettered access to see things that we would never get to see. Like this:

(Naples above - Above AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, Bourbon Tunnels below Naples - AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR)


(Above: Krakow - AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. Below: Wieliczka salt mines - AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.)

Look deeper is a great tip for any photographer when traveling. You don't have to take it literally and buy a shovel and dig under the statue of liberty just to see what's underneath it. Take the meaning as changing your perspective or the relationship the public has with that location or monument. What is that thing's impact on the area around it? What used to be there, what is still there.


"There are hidden worlds all around us and I wanted to show there is more to popular tourist destinations than meets the eye. Do your research before you travel and don't be afraid to look deeper. With the right kit and a thirst for adventure there are extraordinary subjects to discover."

If you start looking for things long enough soon it won't seem like a chore and will become second nature and you'll be finding all different kinds of ways to shoot something that's been captured a million times before. For more of Tomas's pictures,

Source: NIKON