The Camera Sees Everything

If we judge the work of an architect according to what has been described as ‘the ability to articulate space purposefully’, then photographs have become the measure of that ability.

Architecture, commonly rigid, seems often unavailable to be appreciated in simple ways. As we are unable to move buildings, we have to approach them in person to experience their architecture.

Experiencing architecture is an extension of the experience of everyday life – what we feel in our day-to-day spaces. With this in mind, we need to release it from the hands of the architects and its solid status and capture it again from a diverse angle as our own personal experience.

I set myself an on-going task to arrange spaces in different ways of interpreting architecture, detaching them from space and time and translating them into forms and colours.

In this particular group of photographs, I look at cities – like human societies – as ever changing systems in constant flux, unknown terrain. They offer a limitless source of imagery making through architecture and its overlapping facades, all becoming one graphic pattern.

This series features imagery from cities such as Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles  – which in its own state – become independent; they detach themselves from the actual location, transforming motifs into pure graphic forms and surfaces, being driven to abstraction and their absence.

The intent remains to simply document the understated simplicity of an architecture that frames our every day.

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