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Virtual Art

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And I’m back! Been away from the keyboard for a while. But I’m back with more photography from artists around the globe.

As a fun experiment I started a tumblr page for a photography project. Just started it. On this page I will try to explore the photographic beauty of a very popular virtual world. Namely the Grand Theft Auto 5 universe. In this fast and fun game one can take pictures of this beautifully crafted world. Let’s try to connect the real world with this virtual world by bringing some of my photographs to your screen. Still kinda virtual but still…

Got to the Tumblr page by clicking the following link: GTA 5 Photography

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Vertical Horizon by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

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Cities are growing and growing. More and more people move to the big city to achieve their career goals and chase their dreams. Because of this growth the landscapes of places change. If you have ever been to a major city you will recognize Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s series Vertical Horizon. The photos show us a different look of Hong Kong’s cityscapes. The lack of a true horizon due to all that growth shows us a new vista. A vertical one. Look up with Romain and be part of his journey between the geometry of Hong Kong’s urban environment.

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s website: www.rjl-art.com

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India Song by Karen Knorr

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Perhaps a dream of many. Having a majestic animal we like to see at a safari holiday or while visiting a zoo as a pet. Letting them walk around your house as if they were a normal house cat. And since we are dreaming, why not make your house look like a palace, museum or some other architectural wonder of a place. Karen Knorr visualized exactly that in her series called India Song.

Karen Knorr’s website: www.karenknorr.com

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The Art of the Streets – Architecture by Nicholas Alan Cope

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Color can distract. That’s why some photographers choose to shoot in black and white. I’m not sure if this is the reason why Nicholas Alan Cope photographs architecture in black and white. But it sure makes you look at the things he wants you to see,  the lines and compositions. The art of the streets. And in some photographs the black seems to fade. To show us a white pallet of lines and shadows. Almost neoplasticism like the works of painter Piet Mondriaan. Except of course, without the red, blue and yellow. Nicolas Alan Cope takes the seemingly ordinary and photographs it in such a way that perhaps makes you look differently the next time you visit the mall or park your car in those giant concrete parking garages.

Nicolas Alan Cope’s website: cope1.com

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Nicolas Alan Cope’s website: cope1.com

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Windows

German photographer Michael Wolf shows us people and windows in his series Transparent City. He came upon the idea to shoot close-ups of people in a window when he was flipped off by a person in another series he made. Inspired by Edward Hopper’s work, he finds it interesting to combine the  voyeuristic nature plus the architectural details in this subject.

When I look at the pictures it gives a strange feeling of doing something wrong. Spying in on somebody who has absolutely no clue of  your presence. But it is also an interesting look into office spaces of different floors in a building. Small worlds so close to each other, yet are so far away. The feeling I always get when I walk around in a major city, all so close, yet so far away.

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Large format view

Dutch photographer Frank van der Salm documents the control of landscape, the lack of space, the infrastructural issues and the characteristics of the pressure on time and space in contemporary urban metropolises around the world. As he puts it on his website.

The large format photographs gives us a different look into the architectural urban worlds many people find themselves in now a days. The lack of people, the repetition of forms and shapes really brings about an abstract sense of the cityscapes from around the world. We seem to live our lives in a copy of a copy of a copy. Research estimates that in the year 2050, 70% of mankind will be living in cities. The works of Frank van der Salm show the efficiency in the usage of that seemingly limited space we all want to be in.

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