“Contradictions of perspective… Points of view impossible to achieve in drawing and painting. Foreshortenings with a strong distortion of the objects, with a crude handling of matter. Moments altogether new, never seen before…” —Alexander Rodchenko
In the 1920s, photographers flaunted the many techniques that lent the camera its unique capacity to capture the modern world. One such technique was particularly striking, turning the world on its head, sometimes literally: the extreme angle. Taken upside-down, from the ground up (what Rodchenko, himself a pioneer of experimental photography, called a “worm’s eye view”), from the sky (aerial views or “bird’s eye views”), tilted (sometimes called the “Batman angle”), or rotated, photographs can enable us to see the world anew.
In easy word, we can say extreme angle is a term that is generally used to denote any angle of view that is outside the way we normally look at an object. For example, to take a photograph looking up at a person from below their feet would be considered and extreme angle. Here are the example below. Which one is your favourite?