Urban Saga

PhotographerJulia Anna Gospodarou
Prize1st Place in Architecture
City/CountryAthens, Greece
Photo Date2015-2016
Entry Description

Urban Saga shows my emotion in front of some of the most iconic buildings in the world. I am suggesting the intensity of this emotion by idealizing my subject visually presenting what I consider the most eloquent element of the buildings I photograph. There is tension and serenity in these buildings and I intend to convey this idea by using intense dark and bright tones guiding the view towards the point of view of its emotional impact. By using tight frames, which emphasize more the dominant object in the image and less the environment, I aim to intensify the emotion the idealized shapes of the buildings create to the viewer. By using my processing method Photography Drawing I am able to control the distribution of tones in the image and emphasize or conceal, by case, portions of the image that are more or less interesting in my story.

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.