/ 2021 / Architecture / Industrial

Ephemeral: Disappearing Industrial Buildings

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Industrial
  • Company
    Wolf Nitch
  • Photographer
    Wolf Nitch
  • Credit
    Wolf Nitch

All buildings submitted here have been photographed in six gentrified, previously industrial, inner Melbourne suburbs, at or just before the Australian sunrise. The pleasing light at dawn on industrial buildings demonstrates the hidden beauty of otherwise dilapidated structures. The project aims at crating archeological evidence of the history and ephemeral nature of Melbourne's industries and their architecture. The buildings are transitioning or have transitioned. Their original robust build and presence seems short-lived in the changing tides of time.

Wolf Nitch is a French-German photographer based in Melbourne with a design and architecture and interiors background. Working across editorial, commercial and fine art projects, Nitch’s defining attention to detail is a result of his design training and unique eye for art direction and composition.

With a highly considered approach to his art practice, Nitch’s work is recognisable for its clarity and distinct depth of emotion, documenting the complex relationship between humans and nature, urbanism and social fabrics, and architectural design practices.

Awards 2021, CURATORIAL SELECTION STATE OF WORLD 2021 — PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Paris, France — Ephemeral Series (in planning)

2021, BRONZE AWARD — PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS — Ephemeral (Series) — Architecture / Industrial Category

2021, HONORABLE MENTION AWARD — PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS — Salt Storm (Series) — Fine Art/Landscape Category

2021, NOMINEE - Ephemeral — Cityscape Photography Category (Series) — 7th Fine Art Photography Award

2021, NOMINEE - Salt Scape — Cityscape Photography Category (Series) — 7th Fine Art Photography Award

2019, NOMINEE - Judging a Building by its Staircase - Architecture Photography Category (Series) — 5th Fine Art Photography Award

2019, NOMINEE - Architectural Medium - Architecture Photography Category (Single Image) — 5th Fine Art Photography Award

2019, NOMINEE - Colours of Freedom - Street Photography Category (Single Image) — 5th Fine Art Photography Award