'Boomeritis' series, 'Integral Lens' project

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WMS Boathouse Boston

WMS Boathouse Boston

St. Mary Cathedral San Francisco

St. Mary Cathedral San Francisco

Convention Center Boston

Convention Center Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Lake Point Tower Chicago

Lake Point Tower Chicago

Aqua Tower Chicago

Aqua Tower Chicago

Logan Center for the Arts Chicago

Logan Center for the Arts Chicago

City Hall, Boston

City Hall, Boston

InterActiveCorp New York

InterActiveCorp New York

Mechanics Monument San Francisco

Mechanics Monument San Francisco

Trump Tower Chicago

Trump Tower Chicago

InterActiveCorp New York

InterActiveCorp New York

Stata Center Cambridge

Stata Center Cambridge

Mansueto Library Chicago

Mansueto Library Chicago

McCormick Center Chicago

McCormick Center Chicago

Rainier Tower Seattle

Rainier Tower Seattle

EMP Museum Seattle

EMP Museum Seattle

Mechanics Plaza San Francisco

Mechanics Plaza San Francisco

Chase Tower, Chicago

Chase Tower, Chicago

Stata Center Cambridge

Stata Center Cambridge

Stata Center Cambridge

Stata Center Cambridge

Lake Point Tower Chicago

Lake Point Tower Chicago

Flat Iron New York

Flat Iron New York

The Broad Museum Los Angeles

The Broad Museum Los Angeles

Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles

Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles

EMP Museum Seattle

EMP Museum Seattle

EMP Museum, Seattle

EMP Museum, Seattle

Convention Center Boston

Convention Center Boston

Union Wharf, Boston

Union Wharf, Boston

Fort Point, Channel Tunnel, Boston

Fort Point, Channel Tunnel, Boston

De Young Museum San Francisco

De Young Museum San Francisco

Community Rowing Boston

Community Rowing Boston

JFK Presidential Library Boston

JFK Presidential Library Boston

Petersen Automotive Los Angeles

Petersen Automotive Los Angeles

Hindu Temple Los Angeles

Hindu Temple Los Angeles

Cadet Chapel Colorado Springs

Cadet Chapel Colorado Springs

Art Deco District, Miami

Art Deco District, Miami

Art Deco District, Miami

Art Deco District, Miami

Astor Place, New York

Astor Place, New York

Pier15, East River New York

Pier15, East River New York

Belle Isle, Miami

Belle Isle, Miami

Brickell Key, Miami

Brickell Key, Miami

Lake Pancoast, Miami

Lake Pancoast, Miami

Chelsea Pier, New York

Chelsea Pier, New York

Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

Arena, Miami

Arena, Miami

World Trade Center, Boston

World Trade Center, Boston

‘Boomeritis’ series presents stand-alone portraits of buildings with the long exposure shooting technique using a 10-stop neutral density filter as well as regular exposures treated in a similar artistic manner. We depart from straight photography to fuse the boundaries between representational and expressionistic image making. Details of skyscrapers and public buildings, frontal views of iconic architecture and urban scenes, presented in a way that highlights the formalistic aspects of design, while the blurring of time is intended to give them a timeless feel. Desaturated or monochrome treatments emphasise the tectonic elements of subjects, and the manual blending of different exposures in post-processing adds presence, depth and complementary lighting. The title is a reference to the pathology of the Baby Boomer generation characterised - as American philosopher Ken Wilber points out - by pluralism infected with narcissism. An integral photographic vision aims to combine a respectful representation of exterior realities with a meaningful expression of our interiority by pointing towards the material sublime.

We must preserve the dignity of modernity even while we attempt to overcome the disaster of modernity”
– Ken Wilber

 

Images are part of a larger project: ‘Integral Lens - multi perspectival approaches to the study and representation of the built environment’. A visual journey of contemporary architecture and cityscapes from United States taken during a 5-month visit, awarded by the Fulbright Foundation Greece with the Artist Scholarship Award and sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

A book collection is available here:

http://www.blurb.com/b/7103787-integral-lens-vol-1

Distinctions:
Spider Black & White Awards 2017, 4 Nominations, category Architecture.

Trieste Photo Fringe exhibition 2017, selected.
Trieste Photo Days Book Award 2017, shortlisted.

Image Nation Paris exhibition 2017, selected.
Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention, category Fine Art Book.
PX3 Paris Photography Prize 2017, 3rd place, category Fine Art Book.
Fine Art Photography Awards 2017, Nomination, category Architecture.
International Photography Awards 2016, Honorable Mention, category Architecture - Building.
Spider Black & White Awards 2016, Nomination, category Architecture.
PX3 Paris Photography Prize 2016, Honorable Mention, category Architecture.

Publications:

Divisate Altas of Architecture

Dodho Magazine

Designboom.com

Lensculture.com

Behance.net

B&W Minimalism Magazine, issue 06

Lens Magazine, issue 39

iFocus.gr Magazine

121clicks.com

Filodimos.gr

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