Christian Beirle González a.k.a. yushimoto :: symmetric architectural impressions

A selection of photos by Christian Beirle González a.k.a. Yushimoto

St. Johann von Capistran - Munich [1/2]


St. Johann von Capistran – Munich [1/2]

out of the light they came


out of the light they came

They are reading books


They are reading books

Three Frames with Red and White Stripes


Three Frames with Red and White Stripes

Herz Jesu Kirche - Munich


Herz Jesu Kirche – Munich

The Chamber of the Six Chairs


The Chamber of the Six Chairs

Pinakothek der Moderne


Pinakothek der Moderne

– Hello, Christian. How would you describe this set of images?
– Thank you very much Brancolina for this interesting selection. Those pictures are good examples of elements that I like to focus on: the impact of light, symmetry, perspective and cleanness.

– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?

– In a positive way I am a very curious person and one of my favourite occupations is to pack my rucksack and go on “urban” discovery tour – there is so much to see and to discover out there, especially finding the beauty in the “ordinary” and finding less known locations is a nice challenge. I feel more attracted by details and I absolutely like to work on angles and perspectives and to elaborate on colors and the impact of light throughout the day. Generally I prefer interiors and more abstract and clean compositions.

– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography
– In the past months I had a lot of fun of building up a nice collection of graffiti pictures that I mainly took in Munich. I enjoy the creative diversity, the spontaneity and the fun of this “art”. Besides that, whenever permitted I take the camera to the Heavy Metal concerts I frequently visit. I never published these shots in flickr, but in case of interest you can find them on my facebook site.

– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?

– I enjoy a lot the creative process of photographing: finding interesting spots, developing ideas and discovering and elaborating perspectives. I am happy with the results, whenever I believe that I have captured in a good way the essence of the architecture and I made a good interpretation of it.

– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session?

– Amsterdam and Rotterdam are currently on the very top of my agenda – hope to make it there very soon! Besides that it would be fantastic to return to Japan and especially to Tokyo to dig deeper into this fascinating country and city. From the perspective of a photographer I was absolutely fascinated from Tokyo, which offers great architecture, interesting culture and diverse urban life to keep you busy for a very long time. Last but not least I would love to go to Paris to explore La Defense and to visit Oskar Niemeyer’s “Communist Headquarters”.

– What is your favorite camera?

– Currently I am a happy owner of the Canon EOS 550d with two lenses: Canon EF 24-105mm and Sigma 8-16mm. It would be fun to test the Canon EOS 5d mark ii.

Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?

– I am a truly amateur photographer. However last year I was lucky to get in touch with a start-up publishing company in Munich (Weitsicht Verlag) and together we published a Munich 2011 Modern Architecture calendar. For 2012 we extended cooperation by further publishing 3 calendars (Munich Modern Architecture / Berlin Architecture / Graffitis). Besides that some of my shots are available at Getty.

8 Responses to “Christian Beirle González a.k.a. yushimoto :: symmetric architectural impressions”

  1. 1 Julian Escardo
    October 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Que gusto ver tu trabajo aqui Christian….

  2. October 24, 2011 at 7:18 am

    A wonderful selection from Christian’s great work. I’ve never been to Munich (apart from the airport) but wonderful images like this make it really, really tempting! Super interview too – you should indeed try the 5d Mark II, Christian. You will be amazed at the new life the full size sensor gives your 24-105mm lens. It makes its focal length the perfect walk around lens. Can’t wait to see your shots from Rotterdam – I hope you get to visit soon!

  3. October 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Another excellent exhibition of a “perfectionist” in graphic photography.

    The work of Christian exhibits an enigmatic meandering of the evocative powers of the fragments of reality. His sight, often through tight frames, provides abstracts of landscapes and/or moments of fleeting expressions. Interposed between the photographs on exhibit here are, punctuations of sequences, as in a musical composition. An indulgement to the gaze.

    The interview brings to light some of his visionary mapping. I am delighted to have seen some of this works that I was not familiar with.

    It is always a great pleasure to discover the works of our fellowmen/women through Red Square gallery; works that would not come to light without the fervour and adept tenacity of Lina.

    Thank you for your insightful interview and this exquisite collection and the mutual enrichment that this brings to the viewer. Looking forward to your next shoots.

  4. 4 carlos pataca
    October 27, 2011 at 9:16 am

    yes, I always enjoy the work of Christian and this selection is amazing. Great compositions, fantastic povs, very good eye for the tectonics of the building! congratulations for the amazing work ant thanks Brancolina for the selection!

  5. 5 jurek d.
    October 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    this is an impressive collection… tle light is wonderful here… congratulations!

  6. November 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks you for visits and commenting.

  7. 7 Françoise Lucas
    November 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful work. Thank you.

  8. 8 gherm
    January 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Great photos, but your organ shot is really fabulous!

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