Marcela V. Grassi on Architecture and Photography
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We can say that most οf architecture photos of buildings do not include any people. What are your thoughts about including people in your photos? Ιs it important to photograph a building in use or by itself?
Many architecture theories and a lot of people think that contemporary architecture is designed in ordered to be well photographed. Doing this work, do you have this feeling of buildings that are not designed to serve specific need but are rather iconic and self promoting?
What do you think is the difference between seeing a picture of a building or a place and visiting that building or place yourself? How does architectural photography explore the relation between the perception of space and the experience of space?
Wow, this is complicated, it is quite hard! I don’t know how to explain it. I was speaking about that. You remember the grand voyage, in the 18nth century, everyone was going to Rome and doing sketches, now we are doing that too; we are visiting contemporary architecture and the thing is that we have a different point of view if we are architectural tourists rather than if we are professionals . If you go to ‘Therme Vals’, you will see that everyone there are architects and they are enjoying it, but yes. Basically it is a different point of view when you are inside the building. When I am taking the pictures I would like people to understand from my picture the space.
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