'Nortigo' series, 'Integral Lens' project

 

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04_DEN Cadet
02_BO Harvard
01_BO fine
03_BO JFK
05_NY Fulton
06_ICA
07_CHI Oak
08_CHI State
09_lake point
10_NY_rockefeller
00_SEA EMP
00_SEA EMP2
04_SEA library
03_DEN_clyfford still
06_LA california science
05_MIT Gehry
01_NY_brookfield
02_NY Path
07_NY_morgan
08_CHI Tompson
10_SEA Needle
09_Miami downtown
11_NY West 57th
12_NY midtown
13_NY brooklyn bridge
00_NY guggenhaim
02_800_4971
03_NO olgan museum
11_MO_aquarium
12_800_6196
15_800_1566
13_800_9047
08_Perez08_800_0177
09_800_0971
04_chicago library
05_MIT gehry
01_DeYoung tree
10_MIT chapel
07_800_1008
USA5_Ogden Museum NO
USA4_Symphony MIA
USA3_Jewish SF
USA1_Contemporary Art CHI
USA2_Contemporary Art2 CHI
USA7_EMP Museum SE
USA6_WWII Museum NO
JFK21_800_1521
JFK20_800_1532
cadet inter9_800_9342 post MR
14_NO Arts
Fulton nortigo_800_9562 MR
Cloud gate nortigo MR
USA9_Millennium bridge DE
USA10_Madison Park
USA12_Marina City CHI
USA13_Trump tower CHI
IAC_800_7422 post MR
EMP detail1_800_8010
EMP detail7_800_8028
EMP detail6_800_8026
cadet8_nortigo MR
USA8_Union Station DE
chicago art institute
USA11_Monadnock CHI

‘Nortigo’ is an exercise in shifting points of view as a gesture to reveal new and interesting information, compositions and feelings from spaces designed to form tangible connections between above and below, by looking straight up towards the ceiling, atrium or sky. The progression from indoor to outdoor spaces supplements the introvert/extrovert design polarity, while the pairing of classical buildings with modern, postmodern and cosmogenic architecture allows for comparative viewing experiences and a diverse showcase of the built environment.

The title ‘Nortigo’ is a combination of the words ‘North’ and ‘Vertigo’. Vertigo is a negative feeling associated with the loss of balance and light-headedness when looking down from a great height. What about the opposite feeling? The experience of discovering our “true north”, the positive feeling associated with finding the right direction and correct course both literally and figuratively? I use the word ‘nortigo’ for such feelings of inner purpose, of alignment between the personal and the Kosmos.

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.

Project statistic: 9,600 miles flying, 4,200 miles driving, 1,300 miles public commuting, 750,000 steps walking, 12,000 still images taken, 65,000 images in timelapse video, 150 buildings and locations from 12 cities, 142 days on the road.

Distinctions:
- Camerapixo Press Publications 2020, Photo Press Award.
- Moscow International Fotography Awards 2019, 2nd place in the category of Fine Art Books.
- International Color Awards 2019, Nomination.
- Arte Laguna Prize 2019, shortlisted.
- Siena International Photo Awards 2018, Remarkable Artwork.
- Trieste Photo Days Festival 2018, selected project for exhibition and book.  
- Fine Art Photography Awards 2017, Nomination.
- PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017, Honorable Mention.
- International Photography Awards 2016, Honorable Mention.

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