The incredible panoramic photos by Hans-Georg Esch in new book Advancing Horizons


The incredible panoramic photos of landscapes and skylines from New York to Sydney via London and Paris that appear in a lavish coffee-table book that’s over three feet wide

  • The tome is called Advancing Horizons and it contains 60 photographs by Hans-Georg Esch
  • The images inside show cityscapes and skylines and other remarkable views in breathtaking style 
  • They highlight why German Esch is regarded as one of the most talented photographers in his field

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In panoramic photography, size matters.

Images in this style can be impressive regardless of format, but are best viewed in one that allows for their scope to make an impact.

It’s something publisher teNeues clearly understands – because it has collated 60 stunning panoramic images by architectural photographer and filmmaker Hans-Georg Esch into a tome called Advancing Horizons that’s one metre (3.2ft) wide.

The images inside show cityscapes and skylines – including those of London, Paris, Sydney and New York – and other remarkable views around the world in breathtaking style, demonstrating why German Esch is regarded as one of the most talented photographers in his field.

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director of Leica Galleries, says in the introduction: ‘This illustrated book is an excellent overview for in-depth study and the finest documentation of his vision of the representation of cityscapes and skylines.’

Scroll down and stare, wide-eyed, at some of the incredible images inside Esch’s whopping tome.

This stunning panoramic image shows Cairo. The first true panoramic photographs were taken back in the 1840s

This incredible picture of Dubai's skyline makes the city look like a backdrop for a sci-fi movie

This incredible picture of Dubai’s skyline makes the city look like a backdrop for a sci-fi movie

The first-ever panoramic camera was built by Friedrich von Marten in 1845 and named the Megaskop-Kamera. This mesmerising Esch image shows Cologne

The first-ever panoramic camera was built by Friedrich von Marten in 1845 and named the Megaskop-Kamera. This mesmerising Esch image shows Cologne

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director of Leica Galleries, says in the introduction to Advancing Horizons: 'This illustrated book is an excellent overview for in-depth study and the finest documentation of his vision of the representation of cityscapes and skylines.' Pictured above is Doha

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director of Leica Galleries, says in the introduction to Advancing Horizons: ‘This illustrated book is an excellent overview for in-depth study and the finest documentation of his vision of the representation of cityscapes and skylines.’ Pictured above is Doha

Advancing Horizons is one hefty tome, with a width of one metre (3.2ft). This epic picture shows the city of Shenzhen in China

Advancing Horizons is one hefty tome, with a width of one metre (3.2ft). This epic picture shows the city of Shenzhen in China

Behold Bejing, a city with a history that goes back about 3,000 years and is home to seven Unesco heritage sites, including The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven

Behold Bejing, a city with a history that goes back about 3,000 years and is home to seven Unesco heritage sites, including The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven

New York has one of the most memorable skylines of any city in the world - it's teeming with skyscrapers. The tallest is One World Trade Center, which soars to a height of 546m (1,791ft)

New York has one of the most memorable skylines of any city in the world – it’s teeming with skyscrapers. The tallest is One World Trade Center, which soars to a height of 546m (1,791ft)

Sydney, above, has over 100 beaches - and two of the most recognisable structures on the planet, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, aka 'The Coathanger'

Sydney, above, has over 100 beaches – and two of the most recognisable structures on the planet, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, aka ‘The Coathanger’

Chongqing in China, the country's third-largest city behind Shanghai and Beijing. One of its most famous sights is a residential building that has a metro monorail railway running through it

Chongqing in China, the country’s third-largest city behind Shanghai and Beijing. One of its most famous sights is a residential building that has a metro monorail railway running through it

A spellbinding view of London and some of its world-famous sights, including St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard (on the right), Tower Bridge and The Gherkin tower, over to the left

A spellbinding view of London and some of its world-famous sights, including St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard (on the right), Tower Bridge and The Gherkin tower, over to the left

A simply stunning picture of Paris as bruised storm clouds swirl above its streets

A simply stunning picture of Paris as bruised storm clouds swirl above its streets

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