– IPA 2012 – International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention
Athens Tower (1971) – Architect Ioannis Vikelas
…someone once told me never to take a photo for granted and this was the best advice I’ve heard since the time I started taking photos, which was a long time ago. And that someone also told me to think without boundaries when processing that photo and this was the second best thing I’ve heard about photography, because that’s exactly what I’m trying to do, regardless if it’s about photography or about anything else in my life.
I must have taken hundreds, if not thousands of photos of buildings in my life, but I consider this one my first serious architectural photo. A photo who’s only goal was to please myself and show what I wanted to see when I looked at this building…
…ever since I was a kid I liked to imagine that a tall building could lead me past the
clouds, right into the sky and I kept secretly hoping that I will someday find that building. I’m still looking for it and that’s why, when I’m in the street, I always like to look up and see what’s going on above myself, maybe I can discover it. I always found so fascinating how, if you stand in the right spot in front of a building, not too close, but not too far either, you can swear the wall going up is like a road to the sky. And I always liked to imagine that I can switch planes and walk on the building’s walls just like I would walk on a horizontal surface. That’s exactly what I wanted to do here, walk that white path and leave it take me from down here and drive me right up to the clouds….
A good thought for my friend, mentor and favorite LE Rockstar, Joel Tjintjelaar, for the wonderful help he gave me with this image (and not only).
Julia Anna Gospodarou – (en)Visionographer