Fine art architectural photography
by Pygmalion Karatzas
|Joseph Rosa, chief curator at the US National Building Museum, once stated that photography has become the lens through which we observe and analyze the evolution of architecture. The positive aspect of this reality is that architects and the public around the world can participate in this educational process, on the other hand, the negative aspect is the trap of images dominating over its core purpose: the actual experiencing of architecture.
My work (along with the recent wave of superb amateur photographers using a fine art approach) is trying to inspire and motivate people to not only view architecture as a two dimensional image representation but to motivate them to experience it comprehensively.
Long exposure photography and fine art post-processing makes people slow down, observe buildings closer, do research and field survey, revisit locations under different light and weather conditions, and enriches their understanding and awareness of the build environment.
About the photographer
Pygmalion Karatzas was born in Greece in 1973. He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary (1991-94), Urban Design at Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1995-97) and Ecovillage Design Education at Findhorn (2006).
Since 2006 he has been participating in photography groups, using various techniques such as long exposure, HDR, panoramic, fine art processing, alongside the conventional approach and written articles on artistic, social and philosophical subjects.