08 March 2017

PROJECT #7: ARCHITECTURE (Ongoing through the end of March 2017)

DIRECTION: For the rest of the month of March, make 36+ (less is not more for us, more is more. ;) well-composed structure/building/architecture/cityscape images (a handful of each)

EXPLANATION: Think of this project as an exercise in finding shape and line, and structure, spaces, air. 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 of the photographs, 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.

For some of the photographs, get in close and make photographs of parts/details of the structure.

Maybe through this process, and spending time with buildings/places/spaces, you'll capture the spirit and energy of the place/location. That would be a good thing.

A few photographers from the past: 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.

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