Architectural Kaleidoscopes: Buildings Spun into Fractal Ar2rk
Write-up by Urbanist, filed underneath Photography & Video in the Art category.
Reimagined, repositioned and recomposed, this photograph manipulation series turns familiar factors of buildings into abstracted compositions that morph beyond architecture, bridging disparate worlds of layout and art.
Canadian photographer Cory Stevens starts with exteriors, ceilings, walls and windows, then adds his artistic twist – a variation on the polar panoramic approach.
Although pattern recognition may persist in some cases, the rotation and multiplication in a lot of of these pieces makes them more and more abstract.
The symmetry of these fractal forms commence to make us see other patterns of nature, like snowflakes or star programs, in the shapes and materials of otherwise daily towers, monuments, habitations, town squares and civic circles.
From the photographer: “Though my principal emphasis is on architecture and urban environments, I also like to indulge my enjoy of the natural landscape. Digital abstracts have also turn out to be a expanding segment of my work – inspired by my passion for design and style and the modern aesthetic.”