Archive for March, 2012

25
Mar
12

alan wilson a.k.a. azurebumble :: dalhousie building series


A selection of photos by Alan Wilson a.k.a. AZUREBUMBLE featuring Dalhousie building from Dundee University (Scotland)



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Dalhousie Building 8 (2012)



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Dalhousie Building 7 (2012)



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Dalhousie Building 6 (2012)



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Dalhousie Building 5 (2012)



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Dalhousie Building 3 (2012)



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Dalhousie Building 2 (2012)



– Hello, Alan. How would you describe this set of images?
– These images are monumental and minimal, concerning form, light and colour…


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– It can be anything really…a shape, a shadow, a form, a rhythm, a pattern, a sign, a fragment, a reflection, a juxstaposition…they’re all important and alluring in their own way.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Lately I’ve been looking at a lot of black and white ‘street photography’ and I’m particularly drawn to the work of Lee Friedlander… I like the ambiguity, how the ‘real’ and ‘reflected’ worlds overlap and fragment, where vision/perception is questioned or becomes momentarily confused.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I’m an incredibly lazy photographer! However in my defence, I do view a large amount of photographic works on the internet each day. Therefore I would tentatively suggest that a lot can be learnt via the process of ‘osmosis’… where by routinely consuming visual material one can gradually refine ones aesthetic sensibliity (although perhaps not technical ability!)


– Do you have a ‘dream location’, where would you like to take photos?
– New York or Tokyo


– What is you favourite camera?
– The human mind / memory …


– Have you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I have published some works in Y SIN EMBARGO magazine by fernandoprats and in your very own Shadé books. Series of my work and others can be found on my blog Aesthetic Investigations and Tumblr. I previously published the photo book Hypo-X-Series – A Digital Curation in collaboration with Flickr Photographers. I’m currently finishing off a book of curated series from my Aesthetic investigations blog. I also have a book of graphic works called Fragmental.


– Thank you for giving me an opportunity to present a selection of your previously unpublished works and for the interview. I wish you all the best with your work.

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15
Mar
12

augusto rosa : asphalt stories


A selection of photos by Augusto Rosa



to belong

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to belong (2008)


wednesday

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wednesday (2009)


rehab

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rehab (2008)


everything passes....

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everything passes (2009)


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untitled (2009)


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untitled (2008)


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untitled (2008)



– Hello, Augusto. How would you describe this set of images?
– I do take pictures of everything but, I’m an “asphalt” addict and this set represents my urge to find perspective, form, geometry and philosophy through lines juxtaposed over black surfaces. This set surprised me somehow, because it is my second exhibition with the same subject, and all the images are “originals” with regard to the first one, which means I’m still trying to see the wonky lines, the fragile assertions and to seek the vanishing point of my asphalt travels. I still feel that there are thousands of miles to click still…


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– I’m always fascinated by the other meaning of the man made environment and objects. As a practicing architect for 28 years, when I grab my camera I always look for the “antagonistic”, the anti-pragmatism of the composition, the shape, the geometry. My eye is looking for the abstract and poetic side of the urban jungle, the meaning of the small detail, the forgotten corner the other “façade” of a façade.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I like everything, but I’m specially drawn to minimal and realistic abstractions and also building a sort of philosophical visual (philosophoto) journey with my work.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I’m a visual being. I like to paint and draw too, but in 2007 when I started playing with photography, I was hooked instantly, it is my favorite media this days. I do not plan a lot of my shots and the thrill of the instant idea, the click and later the editing gives me the adrenaline I don’t get with other visual experiments. My goal is to keep challenging myself; like I’m almost afraid that an image is going to lose its meaning if I do not go through the whole process as quickly as I can.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– I don’t. I think any location, anywhere is always a challenge and you can get the most of it if you are ready for it, but I have to say that NYC and Barcelona are my favorite city “models”.


– What is your favorite camera?
– I have a Nikon D7000, a Cannon RebelX and a small collection of Panasonic Lumixes. The Lumixes are great small cameras and I always have one with me – they sleep on my night table.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– My work is in a couple of issues of the Y sin Embargo magazine, and in the photo-books Hypo-X-series by Azurbumble (Alan Wilson) and Shadé by Brancolina. I published two books on Blurb: “Life Without Parole” and “A4 Architects“ and I have my photos as covers to several books: “Cronicas” (National Peace Awards of Colombia) by Marta Ruiz Editora and “Redalu”, a sociological study published by the Universitat de Barcelona. I also have some photos (architecture) published in “Portland Magazine” from Maine. All of my work is on Flickr

05
Mar
12

barry falk :: derelict urban spaces


A selection of photos by Barry Falk



multicoloured corner

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multicoloured corner (2010)



checkered corner

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checkered corner (2010)



cone

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red cone (2009)



mosque 2

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mosque (2010)



elegiac - exit

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elegiac – exit (2010)



sacred space 2

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sacred space 2 (2010)



– Hello, Barry. How would you describe this set of images?
– Out of the seven photos selected the first four are literally the backends of town, what I Iike to call the ‘incidental spaces’. They are places which are easilly walked by, driven past or avoided. I present them as compositional puzzles: texture and colour and shape, abstracted from their context, become intriguing photographic images. The last images are what I call ‘sacred’ or ‘elegiac’ spaces, where I am using the light much more to suggest a presence or evoke a sense of mystery and awe.


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

– My initial interest was very much in derelict and abandoned spaces. It was here, in these places awaiting demolition or radical renovation, that I believed the best trinkets were often to be found. However, I have gradually weaned myself off of this obsession and sought photographic trinkets in the everyday: loading bays, multi-story car parks, alleyways, office facades, underpasses, pissed in corners, etc. I am always looking for the fascinating in the mundane.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I am open to most anything from portraiture to landscape. However I am always looking for images which intrigue or unsettle me.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– For me photography has developed out of having struggled to keep up a studio-based art practice. When it became clear that I didn’t have the time to keep using a studio for painting and printing I adapted to making ‘art’ on the hoof. I am much happier now going out with a camera and discovering places. My intention is to keep improving’, I am constantly learning from other photographers. I am also keen to build up a consistent range of images which can be exhibited as print or on-line.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’, where would you like to take photos?
Gunkanjima Island and the Trans-Siberain train line from Moscow to Vladivostok.


– What is your favorite camera?
– My current Canon EOS 7D


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I am relatively new to photography and have had a few pieces exhibited in the following on-line magazines and blogs: Urban photo blog, Native publications, Smells like human absence and Photo fringe. I also exhibited in the Brighton Biennale 2010.

A selection of my ‘best’ are on fluidr.com


– Thank you very much, all the best with your photography