Man has always strived to create such architectural structures that would amaze the human imagination. And photographers, in turn, convey the greatness of city landscapes in their photographs no worse. Today we will talk about self-taught photographer Julian Greaves and his dark architectural photography, characterized by the simplicity and power of the forms of images.
Julian Greaves – amateur photographer from Somerset, England. Julian himself is engaged in scientific activities, and in his free time he is engaged in surfing and rock climbing.
Julian became interested in landscape photography as a teenager, and he even built his own dark room where he experimented with photographs, imitating Ansel Adams. According to Greaves, color photography for him at the time was “anathema”, that is, a curse.
Later, at the College of Art, Julian is also fond of cinematography, decides to buy a Praktica camera, and after being expelled a year later and the first money earned, Greaves switches to Nikon FE.
“I loved then infrared photography, which I took with the Hoya 25 Deep Red filter and long exposures. He regularly traveled to the Yorkshire valleys to photograph wild landscapes and uneven limestone pavements, ”says the photographer.
When asked why Julian likes to shoot so much, the photographer replies: “Firstly, this is a reason to spend more time in nature, consciously look at what I see with my own eyes, and think about how I feel about what I saw. Recently, I have also begun to be attracted by the architectural form, which also gives me a reason to travel around cities and enjoy their surroundings. Secondly, it is an opportunity to express yourself. We are all complex human beings who crave some kind of expression. Photography allows me to explore my inner darkness and light, which calmly abide in me, and express them in different ways. I think this is the same for all artists. ”
“I am a big fan of Marcin Sacha from Poland and now I really like Loi Duc’s work. I also love the minimalist genre. Transferring a large amount of information through a small number of objects is undoubtedly the greatest art of photography. “
Greaves’ architectural photography is literally imbued with the spirit of minimalism. Here we see images of gloomy dystopian buildings inspired by Gotham City and sci-fi movies. This is how Julian sees cityscapes, but he does not stop there. He craves artistic development, which he has been striving for all his life. The results of his work amaze the imagination, and I want to continue to observe his creative path. What will happen next?