Exuberance - Lines and Light

PhotographerJulia Anna Gospodarou
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryAthens, Greece
Photo Date2012-2014
Entry Description

The world of image is about lines and light. Lines mean composition, light means filling the composition with surface. The surface gives us the volumes, which in turn give us the building as we see it and the image that makes the photograph. What I intend with this series is to show the beauty an architectural object can offer to the viewer when focusing on its structure as mean of conveying one's vision about the world. The structures I present and that can be found in Athens, Patras and Rotterdam, are meant to show the joy we can feel when observing the lines that create our world, and I try to recreate this feeling by using architectural symbols. What I aim to convey is the sensation of exuberance that one can feel when looking at structures composed by lines when they are seen in a certain way, from a certain angle, different from the one we would normally see them, and to also explore how this structures come to life in contact with light, when light is distributed in such a way so to emphasize their force and uniqueness.

About Photographer

Architect, Multi award-winning black and white fine art photographer (SWPA, IPA, PX3, IFPA, B&W Spider Awards, ND Awards). Mostly known for her B&W long exposure architectural photography, Julia has written the best selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Back and White Photography, co-author Joel Tjintjelaar http://bit.ly/basicstofineart She also teaches fine art photography workshops and works on commissioned photography projects. She is the creator of the term (en)Visionography™ that defines fine art digital photography, a genre that has to do more with the vision of the artist than with the subject or how the camera captures it. This theory reflects in her personal creative and processing method, Photography Drawing (PhtD™), method based on how to process a black and white image by using the principles of classical black and white drawing. Published internationally in numerous books and magazines, Julia's work can also be seen online in the most important photography galleries.