/ 2021 / Architecture /
Union of Diversity
Omnizorg in Apeldoorn (NL) is a very nice complex for me as an admirer of façades. The building's destination is a shelter for the homeless, drug addicts and people with psychiatric disorders. In spite of this noble, yet challenging function, the façade expresses a bright and structured playfulness through the colourful window shutters in many different positions in combination with the reflective / glazed surface of the bricks.
Paul Brouns (1967) is a Dutch artist that lives and works near Amsterdam. In 1990 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg (NL), specialised in painting, drawing and photography. With the advent of digital photography he developed a personal approach to architectural photography.
Rhythm, color and geometry are recurring themes in my photographic work and architecture has proven to be an ideal subject for this. Central in my work is the creation of a feast of dancing shadows, sunlit reflections or colour combinations that hopefully will visually enchant you.
Awards 2021 PX3, Paris: Second prize (professional / architecture) and 2 gold awards
2021 MIFA (Moscow International Photography Awards): Second prize (professional / architecture) and gold award.
2021 Photography Commission 1000 Oaks California
2021 International Color Awards: 2nd place (abstract) and several honorable mentions
2020 First Prize in All About Photo Colors Contest
2020 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bronze & Honorable Mention
2020 Silver award at MIFA (Moscow International Photography Awards)
2019 International Color Awards - 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Architecture
2019 Publication book 'Chromatic Awards 2018'
2019 Award Best image of 2018 - Flickr.com
2018 4x Prize winner Chromatic Awards: two 1st, one 2nd, one honorable mention
2018 2x silver awards at the Moscow International Fotography Awards
2018 Fine Art Photography Awards - 3rd Place winner - 'Photo Manipulation' & Nominee finalist 'Abstract'
2018 International Color Awards - 2x Honorable Mentions
2017 Interview on Dutch Television
2017 Award of Excellence - Bologna (Italy)
2016 International Color Award Winner: twice Second Place (abstract and architecture) and 2 additional honorable mentions (professional photographers).
2016 Noord Brabants Museum - 'My Vincent' Award
2015 Nov.: Moscow International Foto Awards: 2 honorable mentions.
2015 Okt.: London International Creative Competition, 2 honorable mentions.
2014 Instagramers Gallery Award Madrid