Dubai's futuristic buildings get sent back in time thanks to an 1857 view camera. Photographer Martin Becka points his 19th century camera at a 21st century to create an anachronistic vision of the city.

These photos are from Becka's Transmutations series, which was exhibited at Dubai's Empty Quarter Gallery this past fall. You can see more images from this series on Becka's website, and he has collected the photos and their waxed paper negatives in book form.

Transmutations [Martin Becka via CNN via William Gibson]

19th Century Camera Gives Dubai a Retrofuturistic FeelS

19th Century Camera Gives Dubai a Retrofuturistic FeelS

19th Century Camera Gives Dubai a Retrofuturistic FeelS

19th Century Camera Gives Dubai a Retrofuturistic FeelS

19th Century Camera Gives Dubai a Retrofuturistic FeelS

19th Century Camera Gives Dubai a Retrofuturistic FeelS