Tiny Worlds Trapped in Bubbles

Jill Harness

Photo credit: Tom Storm

In 2006, photographer Tom Storm accidentally captured a row of shops in the reflection of a bubble when he visited Galway, Ireland. Inspired, he soon picked up a bottle of bubbles and a bunch of plane tickets with the intent to document famous spots throughout the world through the viewpoint of a floating bubble of soap.

The image above is one of the most famous destinations in the world. Can you recognize it?

(Time's up. It's Times Square.)

From the caves of Turkey to the Brandenburg Gate, Tom is traveling the world, documenting it in bubbles. And the results are fantastic. Best of all, Mr. Storm has chosen not to include any digital manipulation in his images. From rainbows to double images, everything you see was just as it was reflected in the original bubble.