roB_meL – Photography Series (Architectural)

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_An uncertain outcome!

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‘_An uncertain outcome!
photograph
roB_meL
2011
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_INclinations - A creative universe

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‘_INclinations – A creative universe’
photograph
roB_meL
2010
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_sTRUCtural constellation

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‘_sTRUCtural constellation’
photograph
roB_meL
2010
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deep shadows, dimensionality

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‘deep shadows, dimensionality’
photograph
roB_meL
2011
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_ AnaTOme - institutional communication

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‘_AnaTOme – institutional communication’
photograph
roB_meL
2011
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_The last Outposts...No escape…AND nowhere to go.

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‘_The last Outposts…No escape…AND nowhere to go’
photograph
roB_meL
2011
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First and foremost, I wish to thank Alan for allowing me to feature in Azurebumble, for his patience and dedication in collecting the photographs that are featured here, in this gallery.

“Urban photography” is not only about urbanism in its contextualism. When one captures the essence of architecture in the so called ” battlefield” of contemporary environment, it is necessary to explore — or exploit the possibilities to travel the roads; several roads that cause expectations. Architecture, in my eyes, then, tends to become totally divorced from its ordinary function. Architecture is for me – a bearer of visual messages and consist in a poetical form, a means by which to intervene in a territory and the consequence of technical precision.

Architecture is part of a continuum and reflect the needs of those who have to inhabit its dimension. The urban nature of the cities we live in, is sometimes occasional, precarious, fragile and unrepeatable. It allows us to embark on a photojournalistic journey that is not only creative but also inspirational; from art to science fiction, from fantasy to visual abstracts. Pursuing an approach that is both documentary and conceptual, urbanism tends toward an ideal, where the eternal search for balance between beauty and functionality, reality and fiction, pervades.

Personally, I think that contemporary architecture has given rise to a new vision of dialogues in urbanism, a sort of “RE – interpretation” of its artistic rhythm of progress – whether it be deconstructionist, brutalist, fantastic or expressionist or clearly visionary or even flowing and introverted.

Architectural photography for me is characterised not by its established concepts, although I perceive it as textual and photographic reporting – but by the abstract geometrical materiality of its forms. It is a means of expressing the form of ethics of repetition, scale, perception and composition on the basis of “not that desire for universality, but transcendentalism, and the abstract relationship with the site”, as so aptly described by Mies van der Rohe.

In an attempt to transform the mundane, photography has become deeply meditative, emotional and increasingly abstracted in a world devised by both myself and the viewers imagination.

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roB_meL : More Works

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