DIRECTION: Make 24+ well-composed and exposed photographs of architecture/cityscapes.
EXPLANATION: Think of this project as an exercise in finding shape and line. The shape and line you photograph will cut your picture frame in to geometry. How can you photograph shape and line (in architecture) so that the viewer's eye is led into the photograph, and kept there. You will look for leading lines, repeated shape, light and shadow, visual rhythm created by shape and line, etc. You are to make photographs that give us a section of your subject matter: a glimpse of it.
For some, leave the horizon line OUT of the photograph. By doing this, you will force yourself (your body) to be interacting with the space you are in differently. Your eye will see things in a new way.
Your composition could/should(?) be cut and pieced solid structures, empty places, edges, shadows, light and dark, shape and line.
A few photographers that would be interesting for you are: Frederick Evans (Cathedral photos), Albert Renger-Patzsch, Paul Strand (his 1915 photo of Wall Street), Berenice Abbott (photos of NYC), Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, and many more...
A FEW SITES:
Architecture of Portland. CLICK HERE.
25 Great Architecture Photographers.
25 Best Architecture Photographs 2016.
Arcaid Images. CLICK HERE.
Lynne Cohen. CLICK HERE.
Mark Citret. CLICK HERE.
50 Examples of Architecture Photography. CLICK HERE.
Wolfram. CLICK HERE.
A bit different from our aim, but on a wider scale very good. CLICK HERE.
PHOTOGRAPHY MAD.com. CLICK HERE.
A Brilliant Beginner's Guide To Architecture Photography. CLICK HERE.
TWO EXAMPLES OF WHAT TO DO:
ONLY A LITTLE OF (the whole structure):
A FEW VIDEOS TO INSPIRE