Monday, November 25, 2013

The Art of Architectural Photography 11-25-2013

Architecture is art.  Structures are created using the same principles as any visual art form.  In fact, these art fundamentals must actually physically support architecture.  The ornamentation of architecture embellishes the basic form.  These architectural details are also guided by the essentials of design.

This building ornament is set into many brick structures in NYC.  The featured design compliments brickwork wonderfully because it juxtaposes undulating forms with the geometrical brick .  It is an Art Deco design called the Waterfall.  Its symmetry is stand alone beautiful.  As an architectural detail it adds beauty, interest and flow to the architecture.  I used sepia in this photograph as a tonality to emphasize the cascading lines of the design and the pop of negative space.

Waterfall Art Deco Architectural Detail: Sutton Place, NYC 
Sepia Architectural Photograph:

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