/ 2018 / Fine Art / Architecture_FA

Elements

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Photographer
    Katherine Young

In this series called Elements, I focus my attention on the detail of
various buildings. In each case, I was drawn to the texture of the
structures' exterior and the way they rendered light and shadow. I used
the Chinese Elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal - the five-fold
conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a
wide array of phenomena - to capture the distinct elements of each
building.

Katherine Young is a fine art photographer currently based in London.

Her interest in photography started at an early age however it has only been in the last four years that Katherine took her hobby more seriously. As a self-taught photographer, Katherine began with travel photography, concentrating on urban landscapes and people, aiming to capture the essence of each of the places she has visited. Inspired by the contemporary architecture of Singapore, Katherine focused her attention on cityscapes and architecture, often using HDR photography to emphasise the vibrance and beauty of the city-state.

Katherine’s real passion is black-and-white photography as she feels that monochromatic images have a surreal and timeless quality which leaves a striking impact on the viewer. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject. Katherine believes that contemporary architecture with its straight lines, dramatic angles and polished surfaces, is particularly well suited to her style of photography and enables her to fully express her vision. She is fascinated by the way 'light illuminates and shadow defines' such structures and brings them to life.

Awards 2019:
- Sony World Photography Awards - Shortlisted in Architecture category;

2018:
- Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) - bronze award in Architecture category and two nominations in Architecture and Cityscapes category;

- Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) - silver award in Architecture - Interiors category, bronze award in Architecture - Buildings category and Honorable Mention in Architecture - Cityscapes category;

- Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) - Silver Award in Fine Art Architecture category;

- MonoVisions Photography Awards - 4 x Honourable Mention in Architecture category;

- International Photography Awards (ipa) - 2nd place in Architecture - Interiors category, 3rd place in Architecture - Bridges category and 4 x Honorable Mention in Architecture - Buildings, Cityscape /Urban and Historic category;

- The EPSON International Pano Awards - 3 x Bronze Awards in Built Environment category;

- Black & White Spider Awards - 2 Nominations in Architecture category;

- Chromatic Awards (International Color Photography Awards) - 1st place and 2 x Honourable Mentions in Architecture category,

- Tokyo International Foto Awards (tifa) - First Place and Gold Medal in Architecture category.

2017:
- Sony World Photography Awards - Commendation in Architecture category;

- International Photography Awards (ipa) - 2 Honourable Mentions in Architecture category;

- Black & White Spider Awards - 2 Nominations in Architecture category;

- The EPSON International Pano Awards - Silver and Bronze Awards in Built Environment category;

- Neutral Density Photography Awards - ND Awards - 3 Honourable Mentions in Architecture - Buildings and Interiors category;

- Monochrome Awards - 6 Honourable Mentions in Architecture category;

- International Photographer of the Year (IPOTY) - 4 Honourable Mentions in Architecture category;

- International Color Awards - Honourable Mention and 3 Nominations in Architecture category.