I posted a new photo essay on flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/22231918@N06/sets/72157644508896352
Architectural Rhythms, Philly and DC https://www.flickr.com/photos/22231918@N06/sets/72157644508896352 is an extension of my Architectural Rhythms photo essay from last year https://www.flickr.com/photos/22231918@N06/sets/72157633360951357/
Notes from that photo essay are repeated below.
These photos were all taken during a trip to Philly and the DC area in May 2013 and are ordered chronologically. The 16:9 pictures were taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX7 - an amazing pocket sized camera. The 4:3 pictures were taken with my Nikon D-90 SLR with an 18-200 zoom.
Special thanks to Sean Isabelle, Lois and Arthur for putting me up and showing me around.
Repetition has been a part of architecture throughout the ages. The advent of skyscrapers increased the possibilities for repetition, because of the larger scale of the buildings. The modern style, for better or worse (I would say some of each), accentuates the repetition because of its use of simple forms and symmetry.
The use of reflective material such as glass and stainless steel further accentuates the sense of repetition. I find this fascinating–the way behemoth buildings seem to interact with each other through reflection presents me with some of my favorite photo subjects.
Almost all the images in this photo essay are of architecture that uses repetition, and all have some kind of rhythmic element to them.
I love natural forms.but I also love man-made forms. I do not consider one to be essentially more beautiful than the other, for at the bottom of things man is a part of nature, and so everything man-made can be thought of as being natural!
I hope this photo essay makes you more sensitive to the beauty to be found in the urban environment.
When the going gets tough, the tough go dancing.
My photography can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/22231918@N06/collections/72157603627170351/
My videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/Tobenfeld