When discussing architectural photography with fellow enthusiasts, I've noticed that many prefer capturing architectural details rather than entire buildings. This led me to ponder why photographers opt for this approach and whether I should incorporate it into my architecture portfolio. I agree that there are compelling reasons to focus on architectural snippets. It allows you to highlight the intriguing and visually pleasing aspects of a structure without the distractions of the surrounding environment. By zooming in for close-ups, you can discover visually captivating compositions, patterns, and textures, often with an abstract feel, enabling photographers to express their creativity. I also appreciate that in a world flooded with images of famous buildings, it's increasingly challenging to stand out as a photographer and that emphasizing details can help you create something unique. Today, I'm sharing two urban snippets from downtown Abu Dhabi. While I find the photos satisfactory but not exceptional, I'm aware that viewers may struggle to identify the location and that doesn't feel right for somebody who like to document what he sees... In summary, I'm still contemplating how to construct a series of pictures for an upcoming exhibition after summer that strikes the right balance between the different facets of architectural photography. If anyone is reading my text, I'd greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts on this. Thank you – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
WELCOME TO MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG AND PORTFOLIO. MY GOAL IS TO DOCUMENT THE WORLD AROUND ME, FROM THE SMALL DETAILS OF EVERYDAY LIFE TO THE GRAND LANDSCAPES THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY. WHETHER I'M AT HOME OR TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, I AM ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW AND INTERESTING SUBJECTS TO PHOTOGRAPH. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A VISUAL DIARY OF MY EXPERIENCES AND A WAY TO SHARE THE WORLD AS I SEE IT WITH OTHERS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY EXPLORING MY COLLECTION AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS.
Before: Healthcare Exec. Based in Brussels; Heidelberg; Los Altos Hills, CA; The Hague, Geneva, Nijmegen, Groningen
Now: Non-Executive Director in the Healthcare Industry based in Ghent. A travel buff with a passion for photography, photography books, Leica, wine and Asian food. Last but not least: proud grandfather of William, Nicholas and Mateo.
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