The Golden Camera International Photo Awards ceremony was held On 22nd March 2013, at Contemporary Art Centre M17, Kyiv. My submission 'I am still alive' showcasing photographs of Cockatoo Island secured First place in Architecture Category. Below are images of the photo series, award ceremony and exhibition at M17.
Thrilled to be selected for One Shot: [Spaces] Exhibition at The Loft at the Liz's in Los Angeles - from 30th March 2013 - 3rd May 2013 during the 5th Annual Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA)
(Also featured in World Architecture News: Metroblogs on 29/01/2013)
There are many different types of Aboriginal artworks. But not many have inspired us to see them as ‘architectural spaces’ as much as the collection of ‘Living Water’ at National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
“Aboriginal people from across the Western Desert use the term ‘living water’ to describe water sources, including rock holes and soakage waters that are fed by underground springs. The path of these springs was created by the ancestral beings of the tjukurrpa (dreaming) as they themselves journeyed underground, their entry into the earth often marking the site of current day water sources. ‘Living water’ is revered also because it does not seem to be affected by the harsh conditions above the ground that the people themselves have to endure.”
The above excerpt from the exhibit description mentions about underground spaces being inspiration for these painting and it was very evident in each artwork. The patterns of lines, circles and curves all give a spacial character transferable to an actual built form. Some suggested an area diagram, while others a 2-dimensional drawing. At some point, we started looking at the paintings as plan or section of a space and that made the viewing even more interesting. It was like going on a special studio of basic design to draw inspiration from objects around you.
Below are some photographs of the artwork that inspired us the most.
'Living Water' is on display until 3 Feb 2013 at NGV. They also have a paperback publication Living Water: Contemporary Art of the Far Western Desert on their shelf for those who would like to keep the inspirational memories with them forever.
Elizabeth Street | Pic 01
Regent Theatre | Collins Street | Pic 02
Collins Street | Pic 03
Federation Square | Flinders Street | Pic 04
Flinders Street | Pic 05
The old Eveleigh Rail Yards is converted to a place for creativity and innovation on a vision of a vibrant cultural life for both the general public and artists. The photographs below show the antique art-like skin of this young contemporary art centre.
As you walk past Martin place, it is hard to miss the repetitive window patterns on a modern building facade constituting urban landscape.
Still retaining its position as world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, Pantheon of Rome signifies major achievements in technology and imagination. As a connection between outside and inside, oculus (the circular opening) in the dome is the passage for the magnificent light that creates the atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Each photograph, in its painting-like style, uncovers the powerful relationship between architecture and light.
In 1977, the Centre Pompidou was constructed as a museum within centre of Paris city. Architect Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano won the the design competition in 1971 to build this museum, not as a monument, but as a hub for social activities and community exchange.
Below is a series of photographs I took when I visited the centre last year. It was an amazing experience to actually visit the centre based on a unique concept to create an interactive social space with industrial monumentality.
The central idea for the design is to keep museum space as flexible and transparent as possible, which was achieved by keeping the insides free from any permanent building elements. This resulted in a structure that is turned inside out, revealing its inner workings.
The east facade facing Rue du Renard showcases all of the mechanical services, goods lifts and fire stairs. The services are colour coded, blue for air; green for fluids; yellow for electricity cables; and red for movement and flow (elevators) and safety (fire extinguishers).
Vin is a Sydney based photographer and travels in Australia and around the world for photography projects. He specialises in Architecture, Art, Fine Art and Time-Lapse photography. The images from his photography projects are available to purchase as Archival quality fine art prints and canvases...Read more