Fluid Time

PhotographerJulia Anna Gospodarou
PrizeAdvertising / Architecture
Entry Description

A series about the architecture of Chicago where I aim to personify my architectural subjects so I can tell their story. I'm using as a creative tool the selective blur the tilt-shift lens creates, also the the technique of daylight long exposure. Using blur in architectural photography might be counter-intuitive, since we usually make architectural images as sharp as possible, but I had a reason to do so. The reason I use blur is to suggest that these buildings, despite being immobile objects that cannot interact with each other in reality, are able to create connections in a parallel imaginative world that is suggested by blurring their edges. This way the boundaries disappear and these objects can interact with each other, as people do. What I intended was to look at architecture in a different way and see it as a mirror of our society and of the way people find to communicate with each other even in cases when they are stopped by objective boundaries, as distance, language, culture or social conventions. The blur I use opens a gate towards our subconscious world, towards our hidden desires and aspirations, which are the same regardless the differences between people and provide them the tools to communicate. For me, this is a way of looking at photography in a different way, seeing it as (en)Visionography, the name I give to my work, rather than as traditional photography.

About Photographer

Architect, Multi award-winning black and white fine art photographer (SWPA, IPA, PX3, IFPA, B&W Spider Awards, ND Awards). Mostly known for her B&W long exposure architectural photography, Julia has written the best selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Back and White Photography, co-author Joel Tjintjelaar http://bit.ly/basicstofineart She also teaches fine art photography workshops and works on commissioned photography projects. She is the creator of the term (en)Visionography™ that defines fine art digital photography, a genre that has to do more with the vision of the artist than with the subject or how the camera captures it. This theory reflects in her personal creative and processing method, Photography Drawing (PhtD™), method based on how to process a black and white image by using the principles of classical black and white drawing. Published internationally in numerous books and magazines, Julia's work can also be seen online in the most important photography galleries. Website: http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/ Email: j.gospodarou@gmail.com