Christian Stoll's wide-angle photographs, fittingly used in print campaigns for IBM and Microsoft, look like scenes from Blade Runner but are actually views of our little old planet as you can see it in some of its craziest, most futuristic looking places right now. Go check out the rest of the set, titled "Epic", at Stoll's site, and perhaps feel a fleeting appreciation for trees and squirrels and stuff like that. [Christian Stoll]
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