If you still think photography has something to do with depicting reality, you really should look at Filip Dujardin’s project (Dis)location. In this series he explores the concept of absurd structures. We all know that models in magazines are manipulated to become more suiting and perfect. Well Filip manages to become an architect who is not bothered by laws, both building as physics. Perhaps he got bored photographing buildings which seem too normal, being an architectural photographer.
In the series he used photographs of buildings in Deauville, France and Guimaraes, Portugal. These photo manipulations are almost an homage to surrealism. And have a strong link to certain types of architecture. The color and softness in the photographs makes that surreal feeling even stronger. This could well have been buildings designed by Disney’s Pixar.
Filip Dujardin’s website: www.filipdujardin.be
EDIT: The main picture and the first and third ones below the article are not from (dis)location but from his previous series, Fictions. You can find more information on Highlight Gallery’s page http://highlightgallery.com/ex… The exhibition will be on until March 29 at Highlight in San Francisco.