12/2016 100VIEWSÂ -Â BookÂ publication HVB-TOWERÂ MUNICHÂ BYÂ HGESCH SinceÂ 1980,Â theÂ HVBÂ TowerÂ byÂ WaltherÂ andÂ BeaÂ BetzÂ hasÂ beenÂ oneÂ ofÂ Munich's landmarks;Â sinceÂ 2006Â itÂ hasÂ beenÂ declaredÂ aÂ HistoricÂ Monument;Â 2013-16Â itÂ wasÂ restoredÂ andÂ rebuiltÂ byÂ HennÂ Architekten.Â HGÂ Esch,Â anÂ architecturalÂ photographerÂ forÂ theÂ largestÂ officesÂ worldwide,Â hasÂ accompaniedÂ thisÂ conversionÂ withÂ manyÂ cameras.Â OneÂ ofÂ theseÂ camerasÂ hasÂ beenÂ installedÂ permanentlyÂ andÂ hasÂ photographedÂ theÂ sameÂ pictureÂ sectionÂ atÂ regularÂ intervals,Â 35000Â timesÂ -Â from whichÂ 100Â viewsÂ wereÂ selected.Â TheÂ fulminantÂ sequenceÂ ofÂ theseÂ imagesÂ recordsÂ theÂ effectsÂ ofÂ lightÂ andÂ workÂ onÂ theÂ building in a time loop;Â TheÂ changingÂ lightÂ situationsÂ reflectÂ likeÂ fireworksÂ onÂ aÂ baroqueÂ faÃ§ade.Â TheÂ photographicÂ reproductionsÂ ofÂ theÂ buildingÂ worksÂ alternate betweenÂ sunlightÂ andÂ fog,Â betweenÂ twilightÂ andÂ nocturnalÂ artificialÂ light.Â TheÂ 100Â imagesÂ areÂ publishedÂ asÂ aÂ themeÂ withÂ variationsÂ inÂ theÂ formÂ ofÂ aÂ fan.Â TwoÂ spatialÂ axesÂ thusÂ makeÂ theÂ imageÂ sequenceÂ playfullyÂ perceptible.Â TheÂ seriesÂ ofÂ theseÂ constructionÂ documentationsÂ isÂ beingÂ continued.
Hans-Georg Esch, born on 1964 in Neuwied, Germany, completed a classic photographic training. Since 1989 he has been working as a freelance architectural photographer for national and international architectural offices. Today he ranks among the most renowned in his field. Alongside commissioned works, Esch has established a wholly unique oeuvre of free and independent works, in which he opens up his perspective on the entire city. Eschâ€™s internationally exhibited works and published book series such as â€œMegacitiesâ€, â€œCity and Structureâ€ and â€œCities Unknownâ€ have become well-known, as they notably deal with the asian cultural imprint withing present-day Boomcities, Esch lives and works in Hennef/Stadt Blankenberg, Germany.