Sydney Cassagnol SBU: Buildings Are In The Eyes Of the Beholder Clare 209 Sum1

When thinking about photography my mind first goes to photos of people and photos of nature. After spending more time on the subject I have become more and more intrigued by photos of buildings and the details that lie within them. Photography gives artists the freedom to play around with different angles to create the perfect shot while giving a different perspective on something that may usually be seen as ordinary. I am interested in both pictorialism and straight photography because I think they both have their place in the world of photography so I tried to get a mix of both. Their ability to crop and edit photos after taking them gives the artists a chance to decide how they want to present their art. With these thoughts in mind I chose photographs that show how versatile photography can be. 

This photo taken by Farkas, Thomaz was taken in Brazil during the Pop Art Era. This photo is one of my favorite photos because of the angle it was taken at. The upward looking angle makes the building seem sky high. The use of a black and white effect makes the sky look like it is the lid on top of the building. This photo really shows the impressive architecture and structure of the building because the photographer captured how the building creates a U-shape. This photo appealed to me because I love large magnificent buildings. This photo made me feel like I was standing at the bottom of this building looking up.
This photo taken by Franz West was taken during the Contemporary Art Era shows how vibrant colors can be captured in photographs. What attracted me to this photo was how the angle of the photo makes it seem like we are at the highest point of the city. It feels like we are looking down to the rest of the city as if we were on a mountain. Another thing that really caught my eye was the fact that there is so much color in this photo, but the orange runway still manages to pop and stand out in a photo that has so much going on. The beauty of a photo like this is that it is a real part of our world and he was able to capture it.
Michel Marot managed to capture this beautiful moment of simplicity and tranquility. This photo shows the beauty in the simple things in life. The terrace that Marot was able to capture showcases the simplistic design of this garden. The minimalistic arrangement of plants and continuous rows of white pyramids let the larger trees and bushes at the end of the terrace shine. The black and white editing of the photo further emphasizes the simplistic quality of the photo. Marot focuses his shot on the terrace and leaves the rest of the city blurred out to show that this terrace is a piece of tranquility in the middle of a city.
This photo from the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles is another one of my favorites. The photographer that shot this (unnamed) was very creative when using the mirrors on the walls of this room. This room is graced by large chandeliers, gold accents, and of course mirrors. The mirrors reflect the beautiful architecture and designs that are around the room. The angle this photographer used shows the length and grandeur of the hallway, while also showing the reflections off of the mirrors. The mirrors add even more depth to this hallway and they expand the beauty that is seen in it. The designs in this hallway are incredibly detailed and the mirrors only enhance and reflect that beauty.
This photo taken by Michel Marot shows the beauty that can be captured within a building. This photo shows the internal structure of the building, but also the design aspects that bring the inside to life. The light fixtures are what immediately caught my eye, followed by the exposed beams on the sides of the shot. The fixtures drew me in and as I followed their pattern down I was exposed to rest of the photo. the use of black and white editing makes the light emitted from the light fixtures stand out against the darker backdrop. The black and white also shows the material and details of the beams on the sides of the walls.
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