The Best Architectural Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Julia Anna Gospodarou, Ralph Gräf, Anaud Bertrande, Kerstin Arnemann and Mihai Florea.
Bauhaus by Ralph Gräf
Since my first visit in Dessau I’m fascinated by ”Bauhaus“ architecture. Dessau is an industrial city in the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt and it is famous for its UNESCO world heritage ”Bauhaus“ buildings. Here the ”Bauhaus“ school of arts has left its most famous buildings. The school was founded 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar. In 1925 it moved to Dessau and from there for its last period from 1932-1933 to Berlin, where it was finally shut down by the Nazis. Among all art trends and art periods of the last centuries, ”Bauhaus“ maybe the one with the highest impact on our contemporary urban environment. ”Bauhaus“ was based on modernism and proclaimed a radical stylistic change, which was opposed to the aesthetics of historism with all its reproductions of earlier ornamentic styles. More…..
The ultimate goal of the architect…is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture… should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
Alvar Aalto ( Architect and Designer )
Dark City by Arnaud Bertrande
“Dark City” is a series in black and white on the theme of the city. The work on light and shadow draws the black areas of the imagination with subtlety The night here is éternelle..Man is a mere spectator invisible without a past, in search of its future. The work on the black strengthens the dark and mysterious side of the city. One can easily imagine in this series that we are in the night while the photos were taken during the day. The technique of long exposure sometimes leads a stream of light making us lose track marks in time and space. The atmosphere is heavy and oppressive. “Dark City” takes us into the night and shows us a different side of the city. More….
Kerstin Arnemann : The Power of Lines, Shapes and Light
I started my photography journey in late 2009, at that time I shot everything and none of them made me fully happy and satisfied until I started shooting long exposure photography. The reason I love long exposure photography and presenting my images mainly in black and white/monochrome is it enables me to express my own personal vision and to recreate the world in my images according to my imagination thus giving them a personal note. I have a slight preference for Architecture Photography as well as for “Architectural Street Photography, where I combine two subjects of equal importance. It always fascinates me to see how different shapes, lines and light combine and play off each other. More….
Architecture : Mihai Florea
I consider myself a minimalist architectural and photographer with a desire to create abstract images from the reality surrounding me. I would like to believe that my images are pushing beyond the expected and that they offer a different way of looking at the built environment, especially the contemporary one. I place an emphasis on composition, balance and lighting, which, in my opinion are the three most important aspects of the architectural photography. The forth one is.. imagination. I also like to use long exposure techniques to allow the flow of nature to be visible in my images and to create a sense of depth, a third dimension in a two dimensional format. More….
architectural photography of Julia Anna Gospodarou
Architect and International Award-Winning B&W Fine Art Photographer, Julia lives in Athens and has a passion for both architecture and photography, doing them with the same dedication and joy. Interested in photography from a very young age, she is used to think in images and considers them even more important than words. Published internationally in numerous books and magazines, her photographic work can also be seen online on the most important photography sites. More……