As an architect/international bridge engineer, I have been fortunate enough to visit a lot of places not only in Tokyo, but also around the world for various large architectural and bridge structure projects, including my own engineering achievement. Firstly, I brought a camera just for taking shots such of the interesting scenery in foreign countries.
But gradually my mind has been changed. The reason why I’m interested in photography came initially from simply taking photographs of the bridges and buildings I’ve designed; however, recently I saw some wonderfully artistic, architectural photographs in several web galleries and international photograph magazines and have been passionately interested in such the category of fine-art photography by my own ever since. —Dr. Akira Takaue
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Games of Light & Shadow in Architecture by Dr. Akira Takaue
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In our search for some of the best work by black & white aficionados, we came across this thoughtful documentary by Steve Hynes in which he looks at Tibet and its people – and how Buddhism plays a central role in their lives.
My name is Andy Vannecke, I’m 34 years old and live in Belgium. I have been really active in the world of photography since past 2 years. My focus genre has been architecture in long exposure. Architecture photography has become my passion; every location seems to challenge me to find the best possible composition for a picture.
When International Business Times UK joined forces with EyeEm to launch The Graphic City a minimalist architecture photography competition, we asked EyeEm’s community of photographers to come up with creative compositions highlighting interesting angles, shapes and converging lines in cities and towns. The response far exceeded our expectations in terms of both numbers and quality; we received more than 46,000 entries from all over the world. Thankfully, the initial judging was done by EyeEm’s patented technology, which uses machine learning and neural networks to assess all of the images on their aesthetic quality and how well they fit the brief. Once the computer had done all the hard work, the humans stepped in.
By David Sim
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Superb images by Jeremy Walter, winner of the IBTimes UK minimalist architecture photography competition
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The Chelsea International Photography Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 28 professional and amateur photographers. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors and convey the astonishing breadth and global nature of the photographic medium. Through expressive portraits, still lifes, and conceptual works, the exhibition conveys a unique perspective on the tradition of photography and how the medium conveys ideas, creates fictions, or captures attitudes.
Korean photographer and photojournalist HaleLee Seoyeon masterfully captures the paradox of compassionate isolation in urban spaces.
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Self taught Brazilian photographer Sidney Gaspar documents the play of light and shadow in his theatrical landscapes shot in black and white.
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French-Russian artist Misha De-Stroyev’s beguiling works capture the grandeur and enormity of the natural world.
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Eli Matityahu’s recent photographic series masterfully weaves together architecture and abstraction within a minimalist aesthetic.
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The works of Vincent Chahley are a cross-section of digitality and physicality, where details commingle with perceptual gestalts to give viewers a novel perspective on the interrelationship between geography and art.
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Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition
more at Agora Gallery