/ 2018 / Advertising / Architecture

Dramatis personae II

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Architecture
  • Company
    Sebastian Weiss Photography
  • Photographer
    Sebastian Weiss

"The city is the theatre of life" stated two experts in Urban Research, Ash Amin and
Stephen Graham, in their joint publication "The Ordinary City" in the late 90s. I like
this metaphor very much, as dramas, comedies or cliffhangers are performed on an urban
stage every day, and we are all part of this public performance.

I wondered why not expand this idea of a „public performance“ and consider the city itself
as a theatre. So I intended to examine who are the protagonists on such a stage of the city.

Thus I was looking for architectural "persons", whose roles are essential and formative
for the play and whose absence would make the story different. It is not about good or bad
characters, but actors, who embody their role authentically and memorably.

Sebastian is a Hamburg based architectural photographer and photo columnist at AD Architectural Digest Germany. He is passionate about concrete aesthetics, and urban shapes in all their detail have been an inspiration to him ever since. His work is also found in the annual edition "Best of Germany 2013" of Architectural Digest Germany as well as in AnOther Magazine, Dezeen, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Aesthetica Magazine, Creative Boom, Architizer, designboom, Fahrenheit Magazine etc. Website: http://www.le-blanc.com Email: hello@le-blanc.com

Awards 2019 FAPA, Fine Art Photography Awards, 2x Professional Nominees Category Architecture "Monolicious" , "Chinese Blue"

2018 ND, Photography Awards, Category Architecture Buildings - Honorable Mention "Monolicious I"

2018 ND, Photography Awards, Category Architecture Buildings - Honorable Mention "Dramatis personae III"

2018 IPA, International Photography Awards, Category Architecture - Honorable Mention "Monolicious"

2018 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Category Professional Advertising/Architecture - 2nd Place "Dramatis personae II"

2018 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Category Architecture - Honorable Mention "Monolicious"

2018 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Category Architecture - Honorable Mention "Monolicious II"

2018 MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards Honorable Mention "Dramatis Personae II"

2018 MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards Honorable Mention "White Sculptures"

2018 FAPA, Fine Art Photography Awards, 2x Professional Nominees Category Architecture

2017 ND Photography Awards, Category Architecture Buildings - 1st place and gold star award "Dramatis personae II"

2017 ND Photography Awards, Category Architecture Buildings - Honorable Mention "Dramatis personae"

2017 ND Photography Awards, Category Architecture Buildings - Honorable Mention "White sculptures"

2017 IPA, International Photography Awards, Category Architecture - Honorable Mention "Dramatis personae II"

2017 IPA, International Photography Awards, Category Architecture - Honorable Mention "Dramatis personae"

2017 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Category Professional Advertising/Architecture - 3rd Place "Dramatis personae"

2017 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Category Architecture - Honorable Mention "White sculptures"

2017 FAPA, Fine Art Photography Awards, Professional Nominees Category Architecture

2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award, Shortlist