A new photography book has been published that features a collection of images documenting New York City in a truly unique way, transforming it into a magical, miniature universe through the use of tilt-shift photography.Created by Belgian photographer Jasper Leonard, New York Resized showcases the city from above through a series of shots taken from observatories, bridges, planes and helicopters, as well as from the top of buildings. The style is distinct, with the photographer using a special tilt-shift lens made with a piece of folded rubber that changes the characteristic sharpness in areas of the images, and as a result, realistic scenes of cityscapes look like miniature models.Jasper took over thirteen thousand images for the project, covering locations in Coney Island, Long Island City and Brooklyn, with the majority of the images being taken in Manhattan.

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