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Elements III (Fade to Black)

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture/Others Architecture
  • Photographer
    Katherine Young

In this series named Elements, I focus my attention on the façade detail of various buildings around the world. 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 use to explain a wide array of phenomena, to capture the distinct characteristics of each building.

I’m an avid, amateur fine art photographer currently based in London.

I began my own journey with travel photography, aiming to capture the essence of each of the places I visited. Inspired by the contemporary environment of Singapore, I later focused my attention on cityscapes and architecture. More recently, I find myself attracted to nature and seascapes.

Awards 2020
- Budapest International Foto Awards (bifa) - Silver and Bronze Awards, Architecture;
- Xposure International Photography and Film Awards - Nomination, Architecture;
- Prix de la Photographie, Paris (px3) - Second Place, Gold and Silver Awards Architecture;
- Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) - Gold and Silver Awards, Architecture;

2019
- Sony World Photography Awards - Shortlisted, Open Architecture;
- Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) - Bronze Award, Architecture;
- Prix de la Photographie, Paris (px3) - Silver Award, Architecture;
- International Photography Awards (ipa) - Architecture Photographer of the Year (First Place, Architecture and First Place Abstract Architecture);
- Budapest International Foto Awards (bifa) - Gold and Silver Awards, Architecture;
- Chromatic Awards - Third Place, Architecture and Cityscapes;
- Tokyo International Foto Awards (tifa) - Silver and Bronze Medals, Architecture;

2018
- Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) - Third Place, Architecture;
- Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) - Silver and Bronze Awards, Architecture;
- Prix de la Photographie, Paris (px3) - Silver Award, Architecture;
- International Photography Awards (ipa) - Second and Third Place, Architecture;
- Chromatic Awards - First Place, Architecture;
- Tokyo International Foto Awards (tifa) - First Place and Gold Medal, Architecture;

2017
- Sony World Photography Awards - Commendation, Open Architecture;