Julian Escardo

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

Tag: Curves

Circles and Lines…

Good morning! catching up to a lot of work, here is finally an update to some of my recently published work. On the newer front is my upcoming exhibition along Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris – details on my FB page for those of you living and /or visiting Paris and would like to attend: http://www.facebook.com/FJEimages – Please enjoy this latest teaser with more to come shortly.

 

Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (detail, re-capture version 2013, monochrome)

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BNF, Paris (one of my favorite places to shoot, this time I was able to catch some great clear reflections and work the tones)

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La Défense (revisited a new building site, this time aiming to frame entirely on site, and I cross processed for full effect)

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All photographs ©Julian Escardo Photography

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2014…

Good morning!…After a profound year of change and reflection for many, I welcome 2014 as the year of consolidation. To celebrate sometimes is to take a step forward, or simply to take a step, but celebrate at last. Change is inevitable and embracing it means treading on new waters, and learning to cope with new found confidence. Among some of my decisions (no pressure…lol!) I opted for launching a series of architectural black and white photographs; 10 to be exact. I had them critiqued, undertook minor corrections, and finally had them printed. Beautiful Baryta paper especially formulated for BW work…….intense blacks and exquisite whites, contrasts and subtle lines showing to the naked eye. I was pleased then, I am pleased now.

Below lie the works described. It is my plan to locate suitable gallery space to show them, Paris (where I reside) is my first choice, but a home is a home, and as told to me by friends and colleagues, no serious offer can or will be refused. I have had the fortunate luck to show in Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and Catanzaro (Italy) – what’s next? I don’t know, but confidence and perseverance will dictate the path, and trust will create the right partnership. Please enjoy, thank you for coming and, as it has become a necessary custom nowadays, all works are part of my domain and are thus copyrighted.

note: suggestions, contacts, and or leads are encouraged.

Architecture – monochrome – Los Angeles, Paris locations

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Thank you for stopping by, always~

Julian

LA to Paris…

Good morning!….my 51st post finds me back in Paris with the energy typical of this time of the year…..Spring – So…..my first post pays homage to my all time favourite building, the Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry. In this take I sought an angle that would display its power though perspective and I hope I was able to achieve that. My second post lands me back in Paris and for that I went to La Défense, a business district not ‘technically’ in Paris, but easily  reached by metro and as far as I feel it ought to be. The piece shown surrounds an office building and for the most part lies hidden from the general public.

Please enjoy these two architectural works and, as always, don’t hesitate to comment or ask any questions.

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The eye…

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Julian

 

note: the material depicted here is copyrighted, please do not use without my express permission.

Curved…

Good morning!….I am posting a minimally edited photograph taken at La Défense, Paris to, once again, pay homage to naturally curved architecture, and a lot of glass of course. This is a business area of Paris known for its contemporary feel, and the center of attraction is the Grande Arche (not depicted here). I love how the french incorporate sculptures in many of their buildings, this one being of a sizable proportion – there is not a whole lot of contemporary architecture in Paris (yet some very innovative buildings) but here at La Défense one can have a veritable feast……please enjoy it!

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Thank you for visiting and please feel free to visit additional photographs at http://www.facebook.com/FJEimages

Julian

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Curves….

Hi again……..today I wanted to post a few notes on the importance of curves – yes, architecture has curves – leading sensual curves that please the eye and always cause us to think “form follows function…or maybe function follows form”. Whatever the case here are two examples by american architect Richard Meier. Enjoy!

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Thank you for visiting – photography and architecture are my passion….Nikon D300, various lenses, will travel (tee-hee)

Julian