Contemporary artists are reshaping landscape architecture in a picturesque style across some of the busiest towns this decade. But do you really know it all – the relationship architecture shares with pictures?
Architecture and photography can also be described as two separate figurative thoughts moving in union. Although, the appeal towards architectural photography has long gotten lost in the glossy mainstream consciousness of fast glamour and easy lustre, that is not what the picture is like on most days for most towns. It is not all about new concept museums, event and conference spaces, towering residential buildings that regularly get people interested in their six-figure dollar rents.
A town is worth so much more than superficial elegance – it is about history, heritage and architecture. Sometimes the architecture can be a bland concrete jungle that poses as an eyesore rather than a monolithic structure that invites you to ponder over it’s design. At other times, it could be a breathtaking example of what it means to, put it simply, rule the world, your world. In a new book by Elias Redstone, Shooting Space Architecture in Contemporary Photography, you can learn more about this phenomenon in the built environment.
There is no shame in exploring architectural sites through photography – infact, on an average day, that is how most of us here indulge in taking in all of their beauty. It’s fuss-free, cheap and sans the trouble that comes with purchasing a ticket to every town you want to visit to see beautiful stationary designs. There is a greater role that photographers play in shaping the built environment, alongside journalists and social history hitchhikers, and you can see illustrated examples of just that in Shooting Space. Artists, whose work is featured in this book, range from Zaha Hadid to Renzo Piano, and Redstone, an independent architecture curator, talks about interesting frameworks of design, such as modernism and creating day-to-day icons.