Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Architecture_FA

Tour Eiffel

  • Photographer
    Jasper White

“In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for
decoration but either suggesting through its appearance some
other purpose, or merely appearing to be so extravagant that it
transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or the class of
building to which it belongs.”

Ostentatious, extravagant, ornate, beautiful, and possibly the
largest folly in the world, The Tour Eiffel has a place somewhere in
everyone’s subconscious and (dare he say it), hearts. This appeal,
and White’s love of the city of Paris willed him to look at it from a
different angle. He wanted to see how it was viewed from the
many different residents of Paris, who can see it from their
apartment windows, all around the city.

Each window frames the tower from a different distance and angle,
allowing it to play a role alongside the objects within the room,
almost like a fairy tale castle in a children's book.

Awards 2016 International Color Awards 2016 American Photography Annual 32 2015 International Color Awards 2014 American Photography Annual 30 Creative Review Photography Annual 2013 IPA Awards – Advertising – Self Promotion 2011 Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Creative Review Photography Annual 2009 Creative Review Photography Annual 2008 AOP Open Award 2007 Creative Review Photography Annual 2006 American Photography Annual 22