/ 2022 / Fine Art / Architecture

Fountain of Light

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Buildings, Silver in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Photographer
    Paul Brouns
  • Studio
    Paul Brouns Photography
  • Website
    https://paulbrouns.com/
  • Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/paulbrouns/

This is L’Arbre Blanc in the city of Montpellier, France. This building is a residential tower on which the balconies are applied like leaves on a tree. The glorious multitude of white, and the abundance of rhythm to me felt more like a wonderful cascade. Each element functions as a receptical of the mediterranean light that feels like a refreshing shower for the soul. Architects are: Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel and OXO Architects.

I am a photographing artist based in The Netherlands. In 1990 I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg specializing in photography, painting and drawing. Since the development of digital photography my camera and computer have become my main tools for creation.

Because of my fascination with patterns, music scores, systems of writing and other graphic structures, my work always has been inhabited by geometric shapes, lines and rhythm. My current passion is the abstract beauty of architecture. Through my photographic compositions I hope to inspire and touch people's souls.

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