Posts Tagged ‘exhibition



24
Nov
11

claudio alba a.k.a. simply1man :: urban visions


A selection of photos by Claudio Alba a.k.a. simply1man



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QUARTIERE FIERISTIC


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il “Treno” (quartiere Barca) 1957-62 – Arch. Giuseppe Vaccaro


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– Hi, Claudio. How would you describe this set of images?
– I think this selection is highly representative of my approach to architectural photography: oblique camera angles and sequences of parallel planes. All highlighted by cuts of light and shadows.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– -I live in a city, Bologna, whose original medieval old town is a jewel of harmony. For my photographic work however, I am attracted to the outskirts of towns, which are chaotic and squalid. I love to seek and capture individual elements or perspectives that unveil an unobtrusive appearance or aestethic.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
-Photography of interiors: I am an interior designer and often use photography to document my work.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
-Like many amateur photographers who grew up on “chemical” photography, digital technology has rekindled a passion in me which was neglected due to a lack of time to devote in the darkroom. My intention is to turn my hobby into a business tied to to interior design publishing sector.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– I particularly find Luis Barragan’s Mexican architectures very photogenic. For opposite reasons I am intrigued by public housing estates in the ex-communist countries.


– What is your favorite camera?
– I’m currently using a Sony A900 with a Minolta 16-35 zoom. I will soon have a Minolta 20mm.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I worked on the images for a book dedicated to the “La Certosa” historical ceemetery in Bologna. An exhibition is being prepared. I have also provided images for interior design magazines both in print and online.


-Thank you, Claudio. I wish you success with your photography.

14
Nov
11

julian escardo a.k.a. julian e… :: capturing Gehry’s forms


A selection of photos by Julian Escardo



Steel...

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Steel… (2010)

“Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.” Frank Lloyd Wright



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Pas de cinq… (2009)

“There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.” Frank Herbert



Heavy Metal....

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Heavy Metal…yearning for timelessness (2007)



Blaze...

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Blaze… (2008)



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During the… (2008)

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Robert Frost



Follow through...

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Follow through… (2008)

“Paths are made by walking” Antonio Machado



Hint...

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Hint… (2007)



– Hello, Julian. How would you describe this photo selection?
– The set chosen captures my love for simple forms and flow. They can be viewed as finished pieces as well as incite the observer to go beyond.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– Urban environments offer me the perfect playground to let my imagination run its course, and feed my passion for geometry and sensual lines.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Besides architectural and urban photography I love abstracts and minimalism. They offer me the possibility to explore the relationship between painting and photography (very closely related as far as I am concerned) and explore basic lines, textures and push the limits and extract the very essence of a scene. I like to make the viewer think, dream and interpret a piece his or her own way.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– My motivation is the medium itself, the instant gratification and the thrill of capturing a scene as it happens. Sometimes a moment lasts a second or even less due to the available light, the positioning of an object in relation to other objects, or is influenced by the time of the year and so on. I also try and gain knowledge of a static piece (generally contemporary structures/buldings) and extrapolate the substance and frame that. I compose on site pending minor corrections afterward. I love to capture the heart of a piece and let the observer imagine the whole as from that “slice”. I often shoot well known structures, but present them in a way that the viewer has never seen them before forcing you to revisit what your eyes left behind. As far as goals I would like to get a commission one day, travel, design products for a company and of course do more showings…I can also work on finished pieces tailored to specific environments such as a home or office – there is nothing wrong with meeting a client half way and conforming to actual specifications; I can rise to that occasion with confidence.


– 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 have one but several dream locations; among them is the Music Center in Seattle (Frank Gehry), I would also love to tackle Calatrava in Spain, New York’s buldings in the early morning would be a feast for me and Dubai, where I always wanted to go and take on the explosion of glass and steel. I love the way they tackle scale there with no regard to expense whatsoever. For shadows and geometric abstracts New Mexico at 5 p.m.. Given one choice I would have to say Dubai, but I’d gladly settle for my beloved Paris.


– What is your favorite camera?
– I’m a Nikon guy: give me the D3X and set me loose please! I’d love to get hold of the new 10 mm lens and also carry the all around 24-70. I currently own a great D300 coupled with the 14-24 aspherical 2.8, tho I miss full frame view as I am very exacting when I go ‘click’.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I have made about four photo books, but I’m not ready to sell them yet. At the moment I show through Redbubble, it’s very convenient and I sell there too making it a one stop shop. Some of my photos were used for the American Institute of Architects’s (A.I.A.) video about Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A.. Besides Flickr I am also publishing on my blog, I am currently developing my own website.


– Thank you, Julian. All the best with your photography, I’m looking forward to see your website.

04
Nov
11

jacob schere :: geometrical urban wabi sabi


A selection of photos by Jacob Schere



Green Tiled International Reflection

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Green Tiled International Reflection


2Shirts, Squares and Rectangles

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2Shirts, Squares and Rectangles


The Sun Will Come Out at Night

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The Sun Will Come Out at Night


Fish Door Knob Window

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Fish Door Knob Window


From this Window, Peace on Earth

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From this Window, Peace on Earth


Rectangular Wabi Sabi, Shimbash 新橋

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Rectangular Wabi Sabi, Shimbash 新橋


Door Mailbox Window Squared

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Door Mailbox Window Squared



– Hi, Jacob. How would you describe this set of images?
– They are an exploration of Japanese daily elements in the form of shape, textures, and aging. I like to think about how these elements are interconnected and without them the urban world would be a boring place to inhabit. I like to find the simple beauty in the most everyday places.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– My lens eye sees in a square format. I like to see how all the geometry fits with in the square, and how does this square fit into its surroundings. A lot of the shitamachi (literally downtown, or old parts of town) have a lot of character. There was an enormous effort to rebuild Tokyo after WWII and the firebombing. Certain kinds of tiles, and corrugated metal were used as a means to build quick and cheaply. I am a sucker for the color tiles. The colors and hues just tell me the time that they were made. Another point with architecture is that humans create these places to be used. I am attracted to the buildings that show the presence of human’s touch, without having to see the humans.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Recently, since I returned to Japan in the post earthquake and tsunami of March 11, my attention has turned to a subject that I never thought I would photograph – nature. For me nature, and especially, blossoms, became a sign of hope. Photographing nature was a way to escape the terrible shaking that we were having everyday in Japan. We were being reminded on a daily basis that the earth is alive and full of destructive power. I wanted to remind myself, and those that viewed my images, that there is an abundance of beauty in the natural world. I am trying to find a method that works those two opposing energies in the natural world.

I also do love doing somewhat straight documentary work. Especially, when I travel to Miami, Florida. I spend a lot of time with musicians and artists in the Hip Hop community because of my brother, hip hop educator and emcee, Brimstone127. I like to work around the people, and catch the liveliness of their vibrations without doing setups, or having them pose for the camera.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I have had a camera in my hand for so long I do not know what it is like NOT to have one. I do know this that through constant striving for perfection in my photography helps me to participate in the world. I want to share with others what I see in this world. Hopefully my worldview will find those out there that share similar or even opposing views. I hope that my images with encourage the viewers to engage in lucid communication.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– There are a few places. One is Jerusalem. I would love to spend an extended period of time photographing in that city and its surrounding areas. It would be returning to the source. Spending time in that city would benefit my soul as well as my photography.


– What is your favorite camera?
– That is easy, it was my Ricoh GRII digital camera, which I used for more than 3 years. Just about 2 weeks ago I got the Ricoh GRIV. It is compact camera with an amazing lens and can shoot square.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I run my own website and blog. I have committed myself to writing more about my work. I am currently rethinking how I approach the Lucid communication website and its focus will expand to include other photographers, reviews, and discussions on the state of photography. I want to share other photographers that inspire me like Brancolina and give the world a view of the amazing work that is out there.

lucidcommunication.com



– Thanks a lot, Jacob. All the best with your photography and the Lucid communication.

14
Oct
11

eric forey a.k.a. kala :: urban visions


A selection of photos by Eric Forey a.k.a. Kala



Les petits pois sont rouges

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– Hello, Eric. How would you describe this set of images?
My visions of the city and architecture, seeing it in a different way.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– Colors, rhythm and to see happiness where nobody wants to see it, urban environment is always around me.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Abstracts and portraits.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Photography helps me to breathe and to be happy.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– Shangai, Hong Kong, New York.


– What is your favorite camera?
– My Nikon D300 and I am waiting for the future D800.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– My works have been published in some French photography magazines (Chasseurd’Images, Réponses Photo, Compétences Photos…), to see the complete list click here. Since September 2009 I’ve had 13 exhibitions, the most recent one was organized in September 2011 in Bar Evolution in Lyon. I regularly publish on Flickr and I presented a selection of photos on my website: www.kalaphoto.fr.

04
Oct
11

john kosmopoulos a.k.a. kozology :: forms in frozen motion


A selection of photos by John Kosmopoulos a.k.a. kozology



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Pornography for Futurologists



– Hello, John. How would you describe this set of images?

– First, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to present some of my work at the Red Square Gallery. I think that the choices you made for the gallery speak of forms in frozen motion, what Goethe called “frozen music” and what I like to call “Euclid’s Jazz”– the chaotic harmonics of geometry that are represented in the architecture of Gehry (the first two photos) and even Gaudi. There is also an erotic quality to your choices given that one image is entitled “Vulvan” and the other “Pornography for Futurologists”. I like to give my photos interesting titles. I feel that photos are somehow incomplete without titles similar to songs and paintings. Perhaps every artist strives to represent the core of humanity’s themes of life and creation, sex and survival, death and immortality in one way or another. I just enjoy taking photos and seeing what happens.


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

– I am fascinated by the geometry, symmetry and abstract nature of any urban ecology. When I analyze architecture, I tend to dissect structures and compose them in my own mathematical alchemy of angles, light, time and space. My analysis often runs counter to the intention and function of the urban landscape. This is my way of harmonizing the city in the way that I envision it. I often critique city planners as a photographer for their lack of vision in creating aesthetically pleasing spaces to live in. Architecture often offers the music and photography offers the lyrics click by click – the unique signature of the photographer.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?

– I like abstracting anything and everything whether it is nature, people or architecture. I am guided by an “eclectic aesthetic” philosophy of photography as a means of educating my eyes to see the world with a different purpose – to find beauty in anything. I find it more challenging to find something almost raw or esoteric about a subject as if I am discovering its arcanum – its secret, hidden wisdom – than taking a shot that many have taken before (although we all take these shots for posterity). This may seem romantic but I believe that it is the impulse of every photographer who is passionate about his or her craft. I also like minimalist and monochrome compositions; they offer the essence of a scene while giving the viewer a sense of timelessness.


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

– Photography offers me a sense of therapeutic mindfulness and forgetfulness at the same time. I often focus intensely on a subject and forget the world around me. I become a solipsistic nomad when it comes to photography. I like wandering and discovering without a real goal in mind. When the stress of everyday life hits me, I often resort to the things that bring me solace – photography is one of those things. I live an extremely busy life with family, friends, work and play. My life is filled with science but has become fulfilled by art. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Social media has offered me a chance to meet new people with similar interests that have become friends. That is priceless to me.


– 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 have many, but I have always wanted to go to Iceland and Tokyo. I have explored many parts of Europe and North America (which I love to do) but I am looking for an “off-kilter” experience with fellow photographers in bewildering locations.


– What is your favorite camera?

– I have a Canon Rebel T3i and I love it! It is my first real DSLR. I have given my camera a name – “Lola” – now you know. I strongly believe that it is the person holding the camera not the camera itself that makes the difference.


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

– I have published a few minimalist abstract photos in Fotoblur Magazine Issue 10 and several photos and texts in the Barcelona-based Y Sin Embargo magazine. I have also published a photo in a Zen calendar in 2010 that was distributed across Europe. A UK architecture magazine also published a photo of mine of a building in the financial district of Toronto. My work has also been featured in galleries on Flickr and in Alan Wilson’s (Azurebumble) Aesthetic Investigations. I have yet to write a blog or put together a Blurb book but I hope to one day. My work can also be found on Google+ , Flickr, 500px and Fotoblur.

24
Sep
11

steffen merkle a.k.a. stemerk44 :: geometric abstracts based on facade details


A selection of photos by Steffen Merkle a.k.a. stemerk44



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14 quadrate :: 14 squares

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14 quadrate :: 14 squares (2010)


zwei schatten :: two shadows

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zwei schatten :: two shadows (2010)


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schräge jalousie :: slanting blind

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schräge jalousie :: slanting blind (2009)


frau am fenster :: woman at the window

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frau am fenster :: woman at the window (2009)


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Silo 23 (2010)



– Hello, Steffen. How would you describe this set of images?
– This set is primarily about architecture – like most of my images. These images show the idea of isolating architectural details of facades from its context and the details becoming abstract or minimal graphics. And here especially about changing the relations between massive walls and transparent windows to relations simply between graphic lines and areas.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture?
– My professional background is architecture and urban design. So when I began taking pictures I was consequently drawn to architecture without thinking too much about it.

When you begin designing a project, you start most of the times with an idea – a simple scribble, a few lines put on the paper. With the time the idea gets more and more complex – and so do the drawings, the simplicity of the beginning is often lost on this way. With my images I’m trying to show simple geometries and graphics like the ones you have at the beginning of a project.


– What usually attracts your visual attention?
– It could be anything – but it’s mostly something to do with architecture, geometry or graphics. Without recognizing an object worth photographing in the first place, I’m often mentally creating a crop, a perspective, an image while walking on. When I finally realise what I have passed, it’s time to go back and take pictures deliberately.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– There are of lot of superb images in many styles beside architecture and urban photography – which is easy to detect when browsing through Flickr. My camera nearly entirely seems to be drawn to architecture. I like minimalism and graphic style very much, but I’m not sure if in my case I can separate these from architecture.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography?
– I want to show a new way of looking at things, not only architecture. To create something new out of something familiar. And of course getting better and learning something in this process.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– A ‘dream location’ would be Tokyo or another city with non-European cultural background. A more realistic to come true ‘dream location’ would be Seville or Valencia, with its cultural mixture of Europe, Africa and Arabia.


– What is your favorite camera?
– The one I’m using at the moment is a Canon PowerShot G12. Small enough to carry it everywhere and with all the functions I need.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– Some of my pictures were published in an issue of DOZE Magazine, for the rest I’m only exposing on Flickr.


)Thank you, Steffen.

14
Sep
11

Wouter Hogendorp a.k.a. wouter and canon :: white spaces


A selection of photos by Wouter Hogendorp a.k.a. wouter and canon



A man who wasn't there

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A man who wasn’t there (2010)


Solitude

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Solitude (2010)


Viking ship II

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Viking ship (2009)


Vertical light

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Vertical light (2009)


A beautiful day

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A beautiful day (2010)


A hole in the wall

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A hole in the wall (2011)


Museum Insel Hombroich

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Museum Insel Hombroich (2010)



– Hello, Wouter. How would you describe this set of images?
– This set of images shows my love for the light, the ‘colour’ white and minimal forms. Most of the photos are taken in museums, which are wonderful places for this kind of photography.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture?
– I love an urban environment when it contains striking and inspiring buildings and objects. Architecture is inspiring because of its combination of functionality and beauty. Sometimes the architecture is (very close to) great art.


– What usually attracts your visual attention?
– Simple architectural details with subtle shapes. Most of the time it is the interior of a building with a minimalistic and white design where the light, shapes and ‘colours’ are often so subtle.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I also like to photograph musicians, because they are used to be photographed on stage.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography?
– I want to document the beauty of architectural details. By framing those details, they get a more artistic ‘meaning’, a meaning in itself. I want to share that beauty with other people. So mostly I just want to say with my photography:’Look, this is the beauty!’ and sometimes I whisper: ‘Look, this is me’.


– What is your goal as a photographer?
– To have an exhibition of my best works, one day in a far future.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos?
– I already found my dream location: Die Neue Pinakothek in Munich, it has the most beautiful interior I have ever seen.


– Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– Shanghai. I want to go there in the spring of 2012.


– What is your favorite camera?
– My favorite camera does not excist (yet). I want a light, small and affordable camera with all the manual functions and a zoomlens 28-300mm. No chromatic abboration, vignetting or distortion. I keep dreaming about it and in a meanwhile I enjoy working with my Canon EOS 7D and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– Alan Wilson published some photos in his book Hypo – X – series. Pannaphotos made a gallery with my works. This year I will publish a book on Blurb with my favourite ‘white’ photos.


– Thank you, Wouter. I am looking forward to see your photo book, all the best with your photography.