Posts tagged as 'photography'

Wed 6.5.

TEXTILED SPACES Photography by Deidi von Schaewen

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.05.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

TEXTILED SPACES Photography by Deidi von Schaewen

TEXTILED SPACES Photography by Deidi von Schaewen

In the “Textiled Spaces” exhibition at Techtextil, Architonic shows selected photographs by the Paris-based artist Deidi von Schaewen.


Pictures by the renowned architectural photographer have in recent decades decisively shaped our view of buildings by star contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Jean Nouvel. In addition to documenting iconic buildings, her work for diverse magazines (The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Elle Decoration) and publishing houses (including Taschen and Flammarion) has explored traditional forms of construction in Africa and Asia. (by Sophie Loschert)


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Tue 7.4.

Montreal Metro Project by Chris Forsyth (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Montreal Metro Project, photo: Chris Forsyth

Montreal Metro Project, photo: Chris Forsyth

Montreal, Canada based photographer Chris Forsyth has been documenting the unique art and architecture of his home town’s sprawling subway system, commonly known as the ‘metro’.



Tue 13.5.

Catch Her If You Can: Deidi von Schaewen

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Corrugated-iron-hut facade in Mauritania, one of von Schaewen's many studies in architectural typologies

Corrugated-iron-hut facade in Mauritania, one of von Schaewen’s many studies in architectural typologies

Respected architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen isn’t one for letting the grass grow under her feet. Active since the 1960s and with no sign of hanging up her camera any time soon, Architonic caught up with the peripatetic image-maker to talk the changing value of architectural photography, the advent of digital imagery, and her love of mud huts. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)


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Massproductions' 'Tio' chair along with objects which inspired the design; photo © Julia Hetta

During this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile fair, the young Swedish furniture brand Massproductions has presented its products in an exhibition setting where each of the designs was showcased along with an object, form or material which inspired it. Developed in collaboration with a sculptor and set designer Sahara Kleerup, ‘Odd Couples’ was on view between 17 – 22 April 2012 on Milan’s Via Varese 12 and the exhibition is now set to ‘tour the world’. (more…)

Luthold House, Allen Gelbin Architect, 1966, New Canaan, CT; photo © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward CellaArt+Architecture

This coming Thursday (5 April) sees an opening of exhibition dedicated to an extensive body of work the acclaimed, Arizona-born photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. Titled ‘Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life‘, the retrospective ‘will highlight the diversity of Guerrero’s subjects taken over seven decades, which included the architecture of Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, and Eero Saarinen, and ranged from portraits of architects to commercial work for House & Garden, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, and Architectural Record.’ (more…)

Type 583a / M178, fire control post for medium and heavy batteries, Heerenduin, Ijmuiden, Netherlands, photo by Jonathan Andrew

The British born but Amsterdam based photographer Jonathan Andrew created this series of photos of World War II bunkers in the North of France and the Netherlands. Photographed at night and illuminated by direct floodlights these architectural concrete monsters are staged to tell the story of their sinister function.


Case Study House 21, Los Angeles, 2006, architect: Pierre Koenig, photo: Julius Shulman/Jürgen Nogai © J. Nogai

With his narrative, almost filmic and precisely arranged stagings the American architectural photographer Julius Shulman breathed life into the clean, modernist buildings he captured with his iconic images. It was his photography which especially defined the world’s perception of California and its modern architectural roots.

On the occasion of his 100th birthday on October 10th the ZEPHYR Raum für Fotografie in Mannheim / Germany, gives us the chance to look at 220 pieces of Julius Shulman’s artwork from the years 1938 to 1982 and his almost unknown late work, which he realised together with the German photographer Jürgen Nogai from 1999 until his death in 2009.


Inside the Fisher Body Plant #21, Detroit. 'Ziggurat 2007–2008' installation, which consists of found wood brick tiles from the space, by artist Scott Hocking; photo Sean Hemmerle, March 2008

There’s faded grandeur. And then there’s Detroit. Once the fourth-largest city in the US, its spectacular economic and social decline is writ large in the disintegration of its architectural fabric. With its former manufacturing industries decimated and parts of downtown Detroit becoming a depopulated wasteland, leading American photographer Sean Hemmerle has created ‘Rust Belt’ a series of compelling images – at times poetic, at others unnerving – of the city’s former urban glory, both industrial and residential. His striking work serves as both architectural record and effective social commentary.