Posts Tagged ‘red square gallery

15
Apr
12

akihiro ueda a.k.a. akhr1961:: nocturnal city-scapes


A selection of photos by Akihiro Ueda a.k.a. akhr1961



signal

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signal (2012)


lotus

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lotus (2011)


each of light, each of life

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each of light, each of life (2012)


get home

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get home (2010)


slit

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slit (2010)


1

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1 (2012)


illumination

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illumination (2010)



– How would you describe this set of images?
– This selection of photos is the scenery of ordinary night. Landscape by devising a perspective will produce extraordinary visual effects.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– I’m an architect. Day-to-day I observe architecture and urban environments as a landscape rather than a stand-alone architecture. I’m interested in visual spaces that are generated by textures of various materials, light and shadow, and reflections.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I like to capture common scenes of daily life (street life in particular).


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I like to take pictures of daily life by changing the point of view. I am very happy there is a new discovery and inspirations.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’, where would you like to take photos?
– I usually take pictures on the way to work. Never take the time to take a photo. There may be a dream location if there is no time constraint.


– What is you favourite camera?
– I like to carry a compact camera, lightly everyday and anywhere. I have Ricoh R10.


– Have you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I expose on flickr. Recently, on Facebook I’m uploading easily daily photos taken with iPhone.
Thank you.

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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.

24
Feb
12

wilma eras a.k.a. w.eras :: urban scenes painted by shadows


A selection of photos by Wilma Eras a.k.a. w.eras



Light in the city 4

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Light in the city 4 (2011)



Lightscape 9

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Lightscape 9 (2011)



Corner 1

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Corner 1 (2010)



Concrete beauty 1

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Concrete beauty 1 (2011)



Urban reflections 5

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Urban reflections 5 (2011)



Squares

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Squares (2011)



Acrobat

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Acrobat (2011)



– Hello, Wilma. Welcome to the gallery. How would you describe this set of images?
– They are all about light. In the first four images I used light to reveal the beauty of concrete surfaces. The windows series shows another aspect of light: the power to connect the interior to the exterior world. As for the last one, I simply loved to see the acrobat.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– Urban environments offer me the possibility to explore my own sense of space. In doing so, light always triggers me. A Flickr friend once called me a sunflower. I think he is right. I’m fascinated by the way light is able to change the geometry of a certain space, which looks different one minute to the next, offering new geometric shapes all over again.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I love to make ‘paperstracts’. When I look through my macro lens, a new world opens for me. It’s exciting to discover landscapes or human shapes in a piece of paper.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– My photography reflects the way I experience the urban environment around me. I do not have a very good sense of orientation. I tend to see details rather than the complete street map of a city, which can be tricky because time changes most details. Besides that, the more I investigate a certain place, the more I have the feeling to look at what is beyond it. That is also the reality that I want to share.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’, where would you like to take photos?
– I guess I could work everywhere, but it’s always nice to explore new spaces. For instance, I would really like to visit the MAXXI in Rome.


– What is you favourite camera?
– I mostly work with a Nikon D90. Recently I also got a nice compact Lumix camera.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– Besides Flickr, I have published some works in Y SIN EMBARGO magazine by Fernando Prats (click here to find links to all issues where I contributed) and in collective photo books Haphazart!2, Shadé and Shadé II. Selections of my photos are presented on Azurebumble’s weblog Aesthetic Investigations in posts Wilma Eras: paperstracts and Wilma Eras: photography. I have recently published the photo book Fragments in collaboration with mengwen29 (Françoise Lucas), to preview click here.


– Thanks, Wilma. Best wishes for your photography and congratulations on the photo book.

14
Jul
11

claudia carlos magno :: urban visual poetry


Selection of photos from Claudia C. Magno



untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2011)


untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2010)


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Untitled (2011)


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Untitled (2009)


untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2009)


untitled by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2009)


de cima ... by Claudia C. Magno, on Flickr

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Untitled (2006)



– Hello, Claudia. How would you describe this set of images?
– I love your selection of photos because they show some of the elements for what I usually look while photographing: forms, composition and geometry.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– I´m an architect, what always attracts me are the relations of space, the subtle connections between elements and the references to the modernism. I like walking on thin line between figurative and abstract approaches.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Since I live in Rio de Janeiro, I have a special affection for photographing beaches. I love the details of sand and sea, and I´m also fascinated by their color palette.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Beyond the architecture, for many years I’ve also been involved with the visual arts, especially painting and sculpture. Photography is a passion and a continuation of this trajectory. Sincerely, I have no definite purpose other than to keep using photography to do a sort of visual poetry.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– Not a “dream location” because I like photographing anywhere, however I have plans to visit Barcelona soon.


– What is your favorite camera?
– I always have a camera with me, so I prefer the small and unobtrusive ones. I use several compact cameras, Canon and Panasonic, and an Olympus E-620.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I have publish two books on Blurb: OCEANO and ESTRANHA GRAMÁTICA. I also participated in collective publications as Hypo-X-Series, a digital curation by Alan Wilson, HAPHAZART! magazine,Issue 01 and in the exhibition catalog Lo sguardo oltre | A look beyond by Maria Luisa and Anna.

I expose mainly on Flickr and at my website.


– Thank you, Claudia and best wished with your photographic work.

04
Jul
11

roB_meL :: architectural photography with an accent on details


Selection of photos from roB_meL


_FaTal AttractioN

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FaTal AttractioN


__E- ║__║__║__║

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__E- ║__║__║__║


__The X Factor

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The X Factor


STWY. to N...Una escalera que lleva a en ningún lugar. Eso es toda la vida es todo acerca de...

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STWY. to N…Una escalera que lleva a en ningún lugar. Eso es toda la vida es todo acerca de…


__ Blue diamonds!

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Blue diamonds


_bLUE SpACE - Z

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bLUE SpACE – Z


__Multiple jaws

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Multiple jaws


__Piano keys

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Piano keys


– Hello, Rob. How would you describe this set of images?
– They all reflect some geometry, however austere – at times – and represent more than just a style in the ever-accelerating demand for new-looking architectural forms in a continuum. In search of the modernist idealism, they clearly define my expression of the definitive forms of Australian architecture as well as a search for other paradigms. All the photographs have a gridded, geometrical vocabulary capable of articulated varieties of types of expression.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– The great expressiveness of the culmination of post modernism and deconstructivism has contributed immensely in my interests in photography. In an attempt to capture the formal vocabulary of the aesthetics between space and nature, my passion for geometric purity and perfection has led me to investigate this sort of referential rationalism.

There is also this element of geometry that disguise weight and highlight mass, materiality and the sensuality of purely material qualities. This way of looking at metaphors and controversy is what has a particular appeal to me.

It is through photography that I choose to express my view, even if it sometimes seems idyllic; the same way that every generation must build its own cities with its own ideas and styles.

As an artist, I find beauty everywhere in the urban landscape whose startling new aspiring forms have much to do with the spiritualistic implicit in the illusory forms of human achievement and engineering. There are also the other forms of beauty and harmony. Immersed in the Australian urban tissue are the tremendous amount of spaces that acquire a horizontal symmetry quite different from the gravitational vertical, and that are able to express better (or more sensually) in forms and by this intensification, its referential presence through underlined negation.

Geometry has always been the underpinning of my photography.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Although I am very eclectic about the stylistic approaches in photographic rendering, I also favour the surrealists, those who have the talent to transform a landscape into a visionary world. Also those who manage to capture the emotion of the moment that they retransmit intact to perpetuate the ephemeral.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Photography has always held, for me, an interest, but I have only started this seriously about 18 months ago. Having deeply been influenced during my studies recently, in Comparative Law at University, by the works of Jacques Derrida and his controversial approach to deconstruction, I found my niche in the uncensored, marginal and complete disregard for expectations in photography.

I want to capture the linear, the purely verbal formulae of structural forms. It is this constant evolution in architecture and these vital moments of crisis in its cyclic repletion that requires a constant revision of the discipline’s fundamental concepts. In search of its sobriety and a total redirection of ornamentation, I am with passion, trying to capture its very essence in its minimal aesthetic meanings. We are fortunate in Australia, to have several groups of “avant-gardiste” architects that are always pushing the limits of deconstruction. In short my aim is to capture the linear form that epitomises the elements in which the use of pure geometrical forms offer an expressiveness and a unitary whole. And this is not always easy, as one is sometimes restricted in the amount of space and field of vision that normally would be ideal. I like to expand my personal experience with futuristic forms in a quest that is more protean and less systematic.


– 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 a lot of cities that I would like to photograph. Firstly, Barcelona and Valencia, because of Gaudi and also of Santiago Calatrava’s immense contribution to sculptural architecture. And of course Paris, New York, Munich…. to name a few. The list goes on….. All cities have some tremendous potential in architectural and infinite differences.

On my list are also the works of Richard Meier, Thorn Mayne, Charles Moore, Helmut Jahn, Charles Gwathmey, Frankk Gehry, Mies Van deer Rohe.


– What is your favorite camera?
– Normally, I work with both a NikonD3100 and a Panasonic GH1K. But of these two, my favourite is the Panasonic for its versatility. It allows me the freedom of expression. Although I use several lenses, I tend to favour the 14-42mm and a 14.-150 mm which, in my view are more accommodating.




– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– Some of my photographs have been selected to be published in “Shadows” magazine, a publisher based in the US, to be released in February 2012. Also, I am on Red Bubble, but unfortunately due to lack of time, I have been unable to maintain it at a steady rate. Apart from those featured on Flickr, I am planning to have an exhibit of my work some time next year. My goal is to have a book published on Architecture and the non stereo-type plural approaches of looking at this fascinating and complex science in a more or less philosophical interpretation or nihilist disseminative re-interpretation.


– Thank you, Rob. I wish you a great success with your photographic work.

03
Jun
11

fernandoprats :: immadencity


A selection of Fernando Prats’ photos from the series he made in Buenos Aires in April 2011. The photo-book ‘Immadencity, Buenos Aires contemporary architecture according to fernandoprats’ is going to be published in July in both standard and deluxe editions.

Original music: Hypnos by RV


fernandoprats_nothing like

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Nothing like


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An immadencity


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In April


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For rebirthing


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Under new


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Unexpected circumstances


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Like a drunk butterfly


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At the top of its possibilities



– Hello, Fernando. How would you describe this set of images?
Immadencity is a series of images about contemporary architecture in Buenos Aires, made by request of Red Square Gallery. As a footnote, I’d like to add that all of them were composed and framed during shooting in one day, with a handheld camera, a lens and natural light. Postproduction was conceived as a way of emphasizing the singular, dense and immanent character of the city through a notably corporeal iconography in the area of Puerto Madero, and it is limited to obeying the histogram’s wishes.


– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– Perhaps the discourse of the shapes as a dialogue of power, the composition as a basis for positioning … On a more technical note, the handling of focus and depth of field as selection tools, geometry as a historical statement – although we’re getting less technical here … – spaces as erotic instruments, materials as a poetic weft, sensuality in the details …


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I like all styles because … (jump to the next question/answer)


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– … I am interested in risk, risk along with the command of tools, both in photography and in any other discipline. Imitating a determined style, whatever the reasons, swim in its surfaces and drink from its as hypothetical as austere springs, must not mean an inconvenient to anyone since it doesn’t even imply any challenge: it’s only about assuming gestures as one’s own. But … the ephemeral and the lack of substance and possible cor/relates show under the auspices of diverse forms, tics that come and go, happily and inexorably towards their fatal, as Jean would say, and irreductible fate, as Oliverio would delimit. The proliferation of non-places 2.0 somehow provides and favours a sort of convex mirror determined to bring back, excuse my words, a priori clichés and, if participants insist, pictures that are blurred, textured, reframed, hyperfiltered, reflected and/or etcetera a posteriori. Maybe that’s the reason why I prefer to think of images more than photographs, or even better fotoworks, neologism that unites under the umbrella of an idea, titles, small texts, tags and links that de-re-signify and question the semantic unicity of a certain image or group of pixels.


– Do you have a ‘dream location’ where you would like to take photos? Which city would you like to visit for a photo session?
– Not a ‘dream’ one, neither a single one. I keep going. Slowly but surely, although sometimes a bit of a rush is OK too. Right now I’d like to go to Mexico and Australia in 2012.


– What is your favorite camera?
– Most of the time I use a Nikon D7000, a Canon 40D and a Casio EX-H10. Some others that have brought me satisfactions, but I have decided to hibernate a FujiFilm S5800, a Nikon S550, and several lomo cameras (Holga 120s, Woca 120, Supersampler, Colorsplash, Actionsampler, Pop9). Currently, my favoutire lenses are Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Tamron 90mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L and Tamron’s 50th Anniversary commemorative 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– Yes, some published examples are “Whe(re)n?”, “Shapes and Shapes” (Formas y formas XL), “Formas y formas” and in collaboration with Miguel Ruibal “Objetos Sujetos”. Also collective publications such as “Shadé” and “Shadé II” by Brancolina, Hypo-X-Series, a digital curation by Alan Wilson, White as a colour (for the fight against multiple sclerosis) by Sophie Addison and 1 Navidad, 1 niño, un libro by Escritores Solidarios.

As for online circulation, and leaving aside YSE for obvious reasons, some photographic works were published in magazines such as FILE magazine, U.K.’s Building magazine, And I still miss you or Platform 58, and have been exhibited in Tate Liverpool online, Open Call – Frieze Art Fair 2009, Ambiguities exhibition @ University of Kent, ElPAÍS.com, ****contrasted gallery and on Azurebumble’s blog Aesthetic investigations.

On my day to day, and as a part of what could be called a methodological routine, I publish my work in several social networks, with my main axis on Facebook and Flickr.

More info at fernandoprats.com

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

English version translated by Alicia Pallas, to read in Spanish please click here

13
May
11

mengwen29 :: looking for the object


A selection of photos from the series Looking for the object by mengwen29


Modern life

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Modern life


Blinds

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Blinds


Representation

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Representation


Play

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Play


Flight

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Flight


Squared

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Squared


– Hello, Françoise. How would you describe this set of images?
– I took the photographs in a newly constructed neighbourhood near my place. What struck me there is that it looked almost always empty. You don’t see people walking, sitting on benches, on stairs, or attending business as you could expect in an area where people live. You see walls, windows, pathways. When you peek through windows however, you can see furniture as a sign that the apartments are occupied. There are visible traces of people in the area although you do not see them. For me this neighbourhood became like a set for a play. It became a theater without the actors that were supposed to perform in it.

– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What attracts your visual attention?
– I like details, I like light and dark. It’s easier for me to create an atmosphere while focusing on light and details than to take picture of an entire building. But that is something I want to learn.

– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I love creating minimal and abstract compositions and I also love taking photos of landscapes.

– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I am a visual person, and I was trained as a literary theorist. When I work on the photographs I have taken, I always tend to put some kind of story behind them or to work a set of photographs around a concept. That is my way of making sense of photography and representing the world around 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 like to take photographs in defined locations, and to create spaces of these locations. With creating spaces I mean representing within the frame of the photograph the way I see it, and read the location. I love to walk around in a new place. I could do this anywhere, I guess.

– What is your favorite camera?
– At the moment I use a Nikon D 90. I like it.

– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– On internet I publish mostly on Flickr. I also have published two books on Blurb Couleurs de Marrakech and Rencontres à Marrakech. My works were also published in Y Sin Embargo magazine issue 24, 25, 26 and 27 by Fernando Prats, on Azurebumble’s blog Aesthetic investigations and in photo books Shadé and Shadé#2 by Brancolina.

– Thank you very much, Françoise and all the best with your potographic work.