Posts Tagged ‘window

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



15 öffnungen

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15 öffnungen (2009)



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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… (2011)


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)


silo 23

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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.

15
Mar
11

gherm :: reflections on architecture


Selection of photos from gherm


The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher


Squareflections

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Squareflections


Battleships

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Battleships


Windowdiness

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Windowdiness


Alternative

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Alternative


Treetment

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Treetment


– How would you describe this set of images?
– This set could be named Reflections on Architecture. Architecture is one of my centres of interest, but I like also seeing beyond… and reflections are a good way to do that.


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

– I like to walk in Paris (my city) with my camera. Its urban environment is particularly rich. I appreciate the juxtapositions and the oppositions of styles.


– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– I don’t exclude any style, a priori. In each picture, I try to look differently, with a preference for abstraction.


– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– Doing an image I never saw before is my strongest motivation.


– 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 feel good in many European cities. The Italian cities, especially, are wonderful, I’m always surprised and delighted.


– What is your favorite camera?
– Canon EOS 40D. My ‘dream camera’ is Canon EOS 5D Mark II.


– Did you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I’m a genuine amateur. My photos are on Flickr. No books yet, but I have 237 photos available on Getty Images. My pride : Canon used one of my pics for an ad!


– Thank you and all the best with your photographic work.