Posts tagged: architectural photography

Graphic and Surreal Aerial Images of Swimming Pools

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For his latest project Pools, German photographer Stephan Zirwes studies one of earth’s most precious and vital resources: water. In these aerial shots of swimming pools across southern Germany, Zirwes contemplates our tendency to privatize what is a public asset.

Hidden Spaces Uncovered Beneath the World’s Overpasses

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Yuzhong VII, Chongqing, China, 2011

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Shepherd’s Bush IV, London, Great Britain, 2014

In cities across the world, the sight of concrete flyovers has become something of a normality – a testament to modern living.  In her latest project Skies of Concrete, Vienna-based photographer Gisela Erlacher has turned her lens on these brutalist structures which have come to dominate the urban landscape. Visiting countries the world over, as well as focusing on her home territory of Austria, Erlacher also found these flyovers appearing in rural regions. They cross rivers, playgrounds, horse paddocks, and in parts of the Alps they’ve even been transformed into high rope courses. In one image, a restaurant sits tucked in the crevice of a bridge illuminated by little electric lights, in another a couple of men recline in deck chairs as if at the beach, enclosed on all sides by the concrete pillars supporting the highway.

In all these places Erlacher uncovers the similarities that exist in these ‘non-spaces’ and the way in which people adapt to the intruding blocks of concrete, clinging onto what is theirs. Meanwhile streams of life pass overhead, unseen cars and pedestrians aloft and disconnected from the activity on the ground beneath them.

Photographer Travels the Globe Documenting What Remains of World’s Fair Sites


Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012


Brussels 1958 World’s Fair, “A World View: A New Humanism,” Atomium at Night, 2008


Paris 1937 World’s Fair, “Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne”, Graffiti, Palais de Tokyo, 2007

While visiting Spain and exploring the remains of the 1992 World Expo in Seville, photographer Jade Doskow noticed the surreal quality that these structures have decades later. Since 2007, she has travelled the world, photographing the often abandoned architecture that, at one moment in time, were monuments of goals and future dreams of a city. For her series, World’s Fair: Lost Utopias she ‘arrests time’ in capturing both the past and present of these strange sites that have outlived their original purpose.

Graphic and Bold Photos of the Montreal Metro



My personal experience on the Montreal Metro is probably not unlike the other 1.2 million daily riders. I am usually in a rush and impatient to get where I am going. I try to avoid as much human contact as possible by hiding my head in a book or scrolling through my phone. Canadian photographer Chris Forsyth’s recent project, Metro, seeks to change this common commuter experience. By slowing down, and taking time to recognize the bold, beautiful design and architecture we ignore on a daily basis, he showcases the Montreal Metro in a brand new light.

Whimsical Architecture Constructed by Designer Matthias Jung




German designer Matthais Jung has always been fascinated by the endless potential of collage art, inspired by his father who worked in his photo lab with scissors and glue, creating new possibilities out of old photographs. Today, Jung has adopted this tactile process into his own work. For his series Surreal Architecture, he created fairy tale-like structures by combining and reimagining his photographs.

A View of the Eiffel Tower As Seen Through Various Windows in Paris



Depending on who you ask, the Eiffel Tower is an eyesore or an architectural wonder. Love it or hate it, the worlds most visited monument is an iconic symbol of Paris. People will travel thousands of miles just to take a picture of it, a snapshot identical to those taken countless times before. For his series Tour Eiffel, British photographer Jasper White manages to find a unique perspective of, what is likely, the most photographed structure in the world.

A Colorful, Historical Journey Through the Berlin Underground




The Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate – these iconic landmarks aren’t the only places to get your historical fix in Berlin. In fact, one of the best places to get a sense of Berlin’s deep history is in the city’s underground subway, known to locals as the U-Bahn. Working primarily at night to avoid the crowds, Danish photographer Patrick Kauffman spent two weeks photographing the vast underground system for his series Berlin Underground. His bright, patterned, almost conceptual images showcase the architectural diversity and stunning design that point to another era in Berlin’s history.

Photographer Takes Us Inside the Buildings of the 1980 Moscow Olympics



For St. Petersburg born photographer Anastasia Tsayder, moving to Moscow came as a shock. Accustomed to the classical architecture of the 19th century, she was surprised to now be surrounded by Soviet style buildings of the late 70’s. She took an interest in the history of the urban development of her new city and found that many of the structures were built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Around the time Tsayder moved to Moscow, the country was in full swing preparing for the Sochi 2014 winter games. Interested in legacy of the 1980 Olympic games, she sought out to photograph these now defunct buildings for her series Summer Olympics, as it may serve as an example for the fate of these single use venues in the future.

Cinematic Photos Show Daily Life Inside the Moscow Metro




Intrigued by images seen online of the Moscow Metro, Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah traveled to the Russian capital with the intentions of photographing the bustling transit system. Drawn to its grandiose architecture and history, built in 1935, the metro is the largest in Europe, carrying close to 7 million passengers a day. Many stations were built in the 1930s and 1940s with classic Soviet architecture, and no two stations look the same. His series, titled Moscow Metro, captures the reality of daily life, set amongst a historic backdrop of a beautifully preserved, romantic Russian transit system.

Captivating Photos of ‘Urban Yoga’ in Paris, New York and Madrid


The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek


The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua


The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

Slovenian architect, yoga instructor and dancer Anja Humljan has put together a collaborative, experimental photography project titled The Urban Yoga that explores the relationship between the urban environment and the human body. The images are taken across four cities in which she has worked on architectural projects. She collaborated with photographers from each city, Jaka Vinšek in New York, Emilio P. Doiztua in Madrid, Antoine Le Grand in Paris, and Primož Lukežic in her hometown, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Each photographer brought their own interpretations to capture Humljan’s body as she utilized and mimicked each space to become a part of it.

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